Tuesday, April 22, 2014


A tragedy recently occurred on Mount Everest.  An avalanche swept down and killed at least 13 people - mostly Sherpa guides.  As of April 18 others were still unaccounted for.  This place has held a fascination for me for most of my life.  It was considered unclimbable until John Hunt's expedition in 1953.  Then New Zealander Edmund Hilary made it to the top with Sherpa Tensing; just in time for the Queen's Coronation.  We were given an afternoon off school in celebration.  With different circumstances in my life perhaps I would have liked to have tackled this beast, but it has not been in the hand dealt to me.  Great regrets for the victims!

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