Voyer, recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished
explorers, was recently honoured by Sir Edmund Hillary,
hero of mountaineers the world over. Bernard received
this tribute as recognition of his World Tour of the
highest summit on each continent and his conquest of the
two geographic poles—making him the first Canadian and
one of the few people on Earth to achieve this feat.
Bernard was both touched and deeply moved, and thanked Sir Edmund, saying:
“Because it is presented by Sir Edmund Hillary, this recognition is a real
honour, a great moment in my life as an explorer […] I have often been asked
about the differences between Sir Edmund’s ascent of Everest in 1953 and my
own in 1999. I tell people that there are many, including the fact that when
Edmund Hillary found himself at 8,750 metres, balancing on the narrow ridge
leading to the summit, he climbed a vertical rock wall. In 1999, on that same
ridge, I climbed the Hillary Step!”
this benefit evening, held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on November 6,
President Zeke O’Connor presented the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada
with a cheque for $1 million.
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