As all Kiwis know, today is the 50th Anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary reaching the top of Mount Everast. When it comes to pioneering, Kiwis are always up there with the rest of the world. First man to reach Mount Everast, First man to fly a plane (Yes, it's true. 8 months before the Wright brothers) First man to split the atom. Being the first country in the world to allow women to vote. We're a country not afraid to show the world that we maybe a small country but we sure can be the best. Sir Edmund Hillary is proof of that, so many people have tried and failed but Hillary and his sherpa Tenzing Norgay never gave up and on the 29th of May 1953 Hillary reached the top and "Knocked the bastard off" as he put it. Everyday i wake up being more proud to be a Kiwi and knowing that everyone may thing that we're just a small country but a lot of the times we're the king of the world.