Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thinking of achievements ...

Saturday night's celebrations were very, very enjoyable ... quite an achievement for my Dad to reach 80 years of age when I reflect on his background and upbringing ;-)

... thinking of achievements, and being a bit of a part-time walker myself!, was really taken with Jan Morris' article about Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in Saturday's edition of the Guardian.

Thought the picture, as carried in the 'printed version' (reproduced here), was an absolute classic ... no wonder they're smiling - that's Mount Everest over Hillary's left-shoulder and they have just been the first people in the world to stand on it's summit :-))

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