RIP Edmund Hilary

RIP Edmund Hilary

Dear Leader noted "Sir Ed described himself as an average New Zealander with modest abilities. In reality, he was a colossus. He was an heroic figure who not only ‘knocked off' Everest but lived a life of determination, humility, and generosity."

I always liked that for someone so famous he kept his residential phone number in the white pages.

Kiwi Made

Bigger than a Mountain
Longer than the Ganges
His picture on the fiver

A bee keeper by trade
Who drove a tractor across the ice
A public hero with no vice
The very definition of Kiwi Made

No comments: