SPARC: Edmund Hillary's Passing
Upon learning of Sir Edmund Hillary’s passing, SPARC Chairman John Wells issued the following statement on Friday 11 January 2008:
“Sir Edmund Hillary’s life and achievements have inspired generations of Kiwis to explore the great outdoors and to treat our environment with the utmost respect,” said SPARC Chairman John Wells.
“And while we mourn his loss, we also celebrate his unfailing drive to accomplish a goal – conquering Mount Everest -- that at the time seemed unattainable. Sir Ed’s worldwide reputation as a legendary adventurer is exceeded only by his genuine humility and his devotion to helping others. His passing is a reminder to us all of what we can accomplish for ourselves and for others if we have the determination and enthusiasm to do so.”