Well do I remember those cold winter days and nights when thousands queued silently to pay their respects to one of greatest figures of history.
And I remember the journey on the Thames barge, as if a salute by Royalty to a great Commoner.
To realize that was 50 years ago means we who remember him still have become a part of history.
It has been known for many years that bar-headed geese can fly high over the Himalayas. George Lowe saw them flying over Everest in 1953 during the expedition when the first ascent was made by Hilary and Tensing.
New tracking studies have investigated and confirmed the truth of these amazing reports and have studied the physiology of these geese in detail. The study has recently been published in the Journal Science.