Lincoln Hall

Published March 21, 2012 by electricbluegaloo

Dear Everyone

This is a very difficult email to write as it conveys extremely sad news. Lincoln Hall passed away at 11.45pm last night at RPA hospital in Sydney with close loved ones at his side. He had been battling mesothelioma for many months and we had all thought he would beat it, as he did a night in the open near the summit of Everest. The world will remember him for many things, but particularly for his mountaineering achievements: the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, then his successful climb to the summit in 2006 and subsequent near death experience. His bestselling books which included WHITE LIMBO, then DEAD LUCKY, and the children’s book ALIVE IN THE DEATH ZONE, which won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award For Information books in 2009, were an inspiration to all who read them.
Margaret Hamilton AM
Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage
Partner, 2012 National Year of Reading

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