The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal
"for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions"
"I don't know if I particularly want to be remembered for anything. I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there's no doubt, either, that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics. That has given me more satisfaction than a footprint on a mountain."
On December 11, 2016, the eighth Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal was presented to
Peruvian Engineer César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nominations are now being accepted for the ninth Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal.
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