R.I.P. Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary, 88, a beekeeper-turned-mountaineer from New Zealand who with his Sherpa guide in 1953 became the first men known to conquer Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, died early today at Auckland City Hospital. No cause of death was reported.

Farewell Mr. Hillary. You conquered the earth in a way that "global warming" can only dream of.