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Wed., April 20, 2011, 1:11 p.m.

Writer compares Mortenson with Sir Edmund Hillary

Spokane visit: Sir Edmund Hillary, center, visited Spokane in July 1981 to meet with two climbers – Kim Momb, left, and John Roskelley – who were preparing for an expedition to Mount Everest.  Rich Landers remembers on A4. 
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Spokane visit: Sir Edmund Hillary, center, visited Spokane in July 1981 to meet with two climbers – Kim Momb, left, and John Roskelley – who were preparing for an expedition to Mount Everest. Rich Landers remembers on A4. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

OUTDOORS -- Joel Connelly of Seattlepi.com wrote this commentary today, contrasting Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson's efforts to build schools in Central Asia  with the style of another famous climber -- Sir Edmund Hillary.

Read my earlier post with links to Mortenson's response today to charges by 60 Minutes and Jon Krakauer.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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