May 24th, 2006

gertrude

'close to death and couldn't be helped'

A lot of news coverage this week on this dreadful story. I have just heard it yet again on the radio, as Everest hero Sir Edmund Hillary has joined the debate. Here is the BBC version. Couldn't do anything? How about staying with him until he died? Look what people did in terrible conditions after the London bombings. The man's attitiude seems inhuman to me and I don't think he has anything to be proud of in having 'climbed' the mountain, along with the forty other great achievers who apparently stomped over the body on their way to glory.