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the_climber


Jan 13, 2008, 2:17 PM

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Re: [wallwombat] Sir Edmund RIP
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There hasn't been much of it mentioned here thankfully, however in conversation with many (climbers and non-climbers alike) I've heard one thing mentioned that sticks out to me:

I've heard "that's sad news" or "such a tragedy"...


...nonsense!

Sir Ed was a great man, something to strive towards as both a climber and a person. Always generous, strong, tenacious (toughed it out through all the suffering from his explorations, which were many), hard working and modest. These are the things he was known for.

He had an amazing life, full of adventure, risk, joy, and his pursuit to help others. What a life. What a ride. His life is a true inspiration for countless people in the world. Always maintaining that he was a simple bee keeper, a simple man... should we be all so lucky to have such a claim to life. To live through all he did and accomplish all he has... it is a goal to strive towards to have such adventure and still achieve the longevity and service Sir Ed achieved.

To an amazing man, an inspiration, a true trail blazer and explorer, a simple honest and true person...

Sir Ed, my hat is off to you and my Glass of Scotch (taken from my private collection) raised in your honour and to your legacy...
Should we all be so lucky to have a life such as yours, full of adventure and longevity.

Cheers Sir Ed!


(This post was edited by the_climber on Jan 14, 2008, 6:32 AM)



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Post edited by the_climber () on Jan 14, 2008, 6:32 AM


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