Kia Ora in Stick News today, a man who lost his legs 14 years ago has just climbed the highest mountain in the world.
Mount Everest is 8848 metres high. In 1953 two men climbed to the top. They were Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal.
When they got to the top, Edmund Hillary said: “We knocked the bastard off”.
Mark Inglis is another New Zealand climber. In 1982, he was climbing Aoraki, the highest mountain in New Zealand, when he got trapped in an ice cave for two weeks.
He lost both of his legs below the knees.
But that didn’t make him give up. And this week he was the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest with artificial legs.
After the climb he said to his wife on the phone that it was “bloody cold” and “bloody hard”.
Sir Edmund Hillary said Inglis’ achievement was “remarkable”.
And the Prime Minister Helen Clark said it was “absolutely incredible”.
And that was stick news for Wednesday the 17th of May.
conversations with sarah
# 28 Who did it?
Tom asks about a picture on Sarah’s wall.
Step 1: Repeat Tom’s lines.
Step 2: Read Tom’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.
Tom Nice picture.
Sarah Yeah it’s cool isn’t it. Very modern.
Tom Who did it?
Sarah My friend’s daughter.
Tom In Japan?
Sarah No, in New Zealand. I visited them when I went back there last year.
Tom How old is she?
Sarah Um two, I think. Maybe three. Yeah, she must be three by now.
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