Thursday, May 30, 2013

The march of progress

Yesterday we marked the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Everest by Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay. A towering achievement in anybody's money.

At the same time I didn't send somebody an email asking: "And how old are we, then? Six?"

We live in exciting times.


dinahmow said...

I spread some Hillary Honey on my toast and clipped all the newspaper articles (including some written by the young James Morris, at Base Camp, for, I think , the Times)and was really pissed off years later when I learned that the news had been "held back' as an extra bit of coronation bling.
No, I didn't send that email, either.

Pat said...

I remember it well. It seemed so romantic that they did it(sort of) for the young Elizabeth