|Ed Hillary Photo: Mike Gill|
|Mike White and Jim Wilson|
My father, among other things, taught me to always leave a mountain hut in better condition than when I arrived - even leaving a fire set for the next person. One of my teachers suggested that I should always try to leave the world a better place for my having been here - in response to my diminishing faith. Good advice in an increasingly secular and faithless society. One person who impressed me mightily when I was young was John Harrison who died too young. John, whenever we talked, gave me sincerity and his undivided attention. Not much maybe but something positive.