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Top of the World

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Top of the World

It was 60 years ago that Mount Everest was conquered.
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It was a momentous event which I remember well.
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Yes indeed it was.
Now "everybody" is doing it I thought I saw that an 80 year old climbed it the other day.
Making the area around the base of Everest one of the worlds great rubbish tips.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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You're right an 80 year old did climb the mountain
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The announcement of the conquering of Everest was held back to tie in with the Queen's Coronation.
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I read somewhere this morning that over 6000 people have now stood on the summit since Hillary/Tenzing.
Yet still only 12 have stood on solid ground 'above Everest' wonder who the 13th will be, and more to the point what nationality.