The world has just lost a true hero.
Sir Edmund Hilary of course made his name through the conquest of Everest, but he was made truly great through the humanitarian work he did for the people of Nepal and the simple and humble way in which he conducted himself. He was a man who despite his deep commtiment and compassion for others nevertheless mantained that boyish thirst for adventure and exploration that so many people lose.
If my Cubs were to ask me for one person on which to model themselves I would point them to this man.
Rest in Peace Sir Ed.