Friday, 11 January 2008

Hillary dies

Not her, the interesting one. Sir Edmund Hillary died a few hours ago. The Telegraph obituary will be up in a minute.

He was disappointed towards the end of his life that people, no doubt picking their way over the KFC buckets and cans of Stella, were reaching the summit in droves.

There is a point to being the first up Everest. There is also a point in saying that the reason you do it is to "knock the bugger off". There seems precious little reason to do it when your claim to fame will be that you are the youngest bisexual asthmatic from Omaha.

Find your own Everest, as Hillary used to counsel.