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Wednesday November 6 2019 Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz News ‘It was the highlight of our lives’ BAY HARBOUR PAGE 7 •From page 1 “But he was exaggerating, it was only a quarter of mutton,” Mr Wilson said. “We were hugely in awe of Ed, but he just immediately put us at ease. He was a lovely, friendly man. We were mountaineers and he was the first mountaineer who had made the first ascent of Everest (1953). He was very famous.” The very next year the pair, who soon became close friends, embarked on their first expedition together to Nepal – Sir Ed’s schoolhouse expedition. “He would persuade young mountaineers to come with him to Nepal. Well, he didn’t persuade us, he invited us and we would leap at the chance.” The movie, starring both Mr Wilson and Sir Ed, showcases and recounts their most dangerous expedition, navigating the length of the Ganges, a 2500km river which flows through India and Bangladesh, then climbing a peak above the river’s headwaters. But it’s not the first time film-maker Michael Dillion has explored the subject. In 1979, Dillion released From the Ocean to the Sky, based on the experiences he and the crew had in 1977 during Sir Ed’s Ocean to Sky expedition. The re-made film weaves in the original footage, while the men still alive from the expedition, now in their 60s, 70s and 80s, recount the events. When approached by Dillion about the re-make, Mr Wilson, now 82, admits he thought Dillion was crazy. “He interviewed all us survivors, I thought it was a crazy idea. We old folk can hardly remember our names, let alone what happened 43 years ago. But when prompted, I could remember virtually everything. It was the highlight of our lives, with Ed, driving jet boats up this sacred river in India,” Mr Wilson said. With barely any training, Sir Ed took Mr Wilson as one of the HIGHLIGHTS: Jim Wilson (driving boat above) on the Ganges River with expedition members including Sir Edmund Hillary. (Left) – Mr Wilson and Sir Ed at a ceremony to recognise the deaths of Sir Ed’s wife and daughter who were killed in a plane crash. Catch Hillary: Ocean to Sky at Alice Cinema & Film Specialists, Hollywood Theatre and Town Hall Cinemas jet boat drivers for the trip. “Only Ed would decide it was a good idea to take a novice jet boat driver. Ed liked to have some of his mates along, rather than just experts. Despite the fact nine years before I had sunk a boat of his in Nepal, he still chose me again. He was very loyal.” Nine years earlier Mr Wilson had misread a wave and drove one of Sir Ed’s jet boats into the river bed, causing it to overturn. “That halved the fleet and put the whole expedition at risk. Feeling very sheepish, I crawled up the riverbank and went to apologise to Ed and all he said was: ‘C’est la vie.’ Not a word of incrimination.” The movie also features scenes of Sir Ed visiting the crash site where his wife Louise and daughter Belinda were killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu in 1975. Sir Ed blamed himself for the disaster. Mr Wilson has lived in Redcliffs for 54 years with his wife Ann. He is now retired and spends his time with his grandchildren, playing tennis and e-biking. “It’s a wonderful period of life,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about the progress on the Moncks Bay tram shelter? Email your views to firstname.lastname@example.org Long wait for Moncks Bay shelter repairs •From page 1 Said Ms Toner: “We would like it to be given priority. It’s a precious piece of equipment and one of the few historic treasures we have left on the waterfront. Said Linwood- Central-Heathcote Community Board member Darrell Latham: “It is desirable that the public is kept in the loop when the tram shelter is due for opening. Christine Toner “If for whatever reason there is a change of time line, it is much better to keep them informed.” Meanwhile, there are concerns a 97-year-old tram shelter in Sumner has become a safety hazard. City council staff will consult with the community board and other interested parties on whether to remove or repair the structure at the corner of Main Rd and Nayland St. Depending on which option is chosen, funding for work would need to be requested in the next Long Term Plan. Sculpture on the Peninsula What’s your view on: Hagley Oval Nov 2019 – 8, 9, 10 Tickets on sale now Let us know your views on the Proposal to use section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 to make changes to the Christchurch District Plan relating to Hagley Oval. Contemporary work from over 70 artists + – Wander and enjoy the sculptures in the beautiful setting of Loudon farm – Good coffee, cafe food and wine on-site – Or bring a picnic to share with family & friends – Plus live entertainment all weekend These changes include: • permitting six permanent light poles and structures to be erected • increasing the number of permitted match days. The Proposal, developed by Regenerate Christchurch, has been submitted to the Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration who is seeking your views. Anyone can make a written comment – they must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 20 November2019. The Proposal can be viewed and written comments made online at: www.dpmc.govt.nz/hagley-oval sculpturenz.co.nz Loudon Farm Teddington Banks Peninsula Proceeds to the Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. Alison Erikson Also, the Proposal can be viewed and written comment forms are available at Christchurch City Council service centres and libraries and the main office of Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils during normal business hours. DPMC0611BHNb