"It certainly will be a big challenge for him. It will be a dangerous effort, but I wish him well..." 
Sir Edmund Hillary KG, ONZ, KBE A New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Right: Paul honoured to share morning tea and a chat with a childhood hero Sir Edmund Hillary at Sir Edmund's house in Auckland, New Zealand in November 2005, after Paul became the first person in the world with a disability to summit Mount Everest from the treacherous North side.