We’ve just been informed of the passing of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Last year many of us were fortunate enough to meet Sir Ed when he was here celebrating the 50th anniversary of Scott Base. Hillary was a member of the team that founded and built Scott Base in 1957, and he was first to drive to the South Pole as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. He was an incredible adventurer, and a very nice man.

Diana Wall and Sir Edmund Hillary