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Coonridge Digest: He didn’t try it in 2003

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

I can remember the news making the headlines ‘Hillary Conquers Everest!’ Fifty years ago, May 29, 1953. We’d never been to Everest, some had seen only pictures, but to our generation is was like the Moon…Mars…Atlantis. Something out there completely unattainable, just waiting for a hero to conquer it. Then the news came that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay had reached

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