Everest Explorer Edmund Hillary Exhausts at 88

A famous mountaineer has passed away. And much to the chagrin of West Virginia fans, it’s not Rich Rodriguez.

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Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest, died on Thursday at the age of 88.

The New Zealand explorer and his Sherpa guide Tenzig Norgay are best known for making their historic climb of the world’s tallest mountain in 1953. Since then, Hillary spent decades helping raise funds for schools & health care for the people of Nepal, where Everest is located. It’s sad to see such an adventurous & honorable man go.

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Luckily, we still have our own Hillary to admire.