Going Up!

On May 29, 1953 Mr. Edmund Hillary (b.1919) and Mr. Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest, the first people to do it. Many had tried and failed, so it was a Big Deal.

Everest (aka Chomolunga, Sagarmatha, Zhumalangma Fegn) is treacherous because of weather, terrain, formidable winds, and thin air at the top. It’s not a climb for the faint-hearted. Or for most Rhinos either.

(see: May 24, 2017 Your Inner Rhino)

2 thoughts on “Going Up!

  1. Yep, climbing big mountains is something a small segment of the human population do (some other humans claim we are plain nuts, but for many of us who climb, mountaineering is a series of stern but valued learning experiences — if we survive them. I am blessed have done so. Perhaps Rhinos have more commonsense, do not need such harsh learning experiences and/or a stronger sense of self-preservation. Whether human or Rhino, it’s a good day to be alive.

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    • It’s great to hear from a true mountaineer, getting the benefit of your truly daring experiences! We Rhinos have more than enough “harsh learning experiences” provided by a life in the Wild, complete with many self-preservation issues. Day-to-day is quite exciting enough for Us, sad to say.

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