The man whom Hillary Clinton claims to be named after–Mount Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary– “said Wednesday he was shocked that dozens of climbers left a British mountaineer to die during their own attempts on the world’s tallest peak,” according to this AP report.

“David Sharp, 34, died apparently of oxygen deficiency while descending from the summit during a solo climb last week. More than 40 climbers are thought to have seen him as he lay dying, and almost all continued to the summit without offering assistance….Several parties reported seeing Sharp in varying states of health and working on his oxygen equipment on the day of his death.”

“There have been a number of occasions when people have been neglected and left to die and I don’t regard this as a correct philosophy,” Sir Edmund told the New Zealand paper Otago Daily Times, adding later that he would have abandoned his own, pioneering climb to save a life rather than just plugging on toward the summit. “I think the whole attitude toward climbing Mount Everest has become rather horrifying. The people just want to get to the top.”

Hillary Clinton was caught in one of countless lies a few years ago when she claimed to have been named after Sir Edmund, who became famous six years after she was born. His remarks today confirm that she couldn’t have been named after him, as his character appears to be the diametric opposite of hers, and her character is precisely the type he finds so appalling. For a brief refresher on Hillary Clinton’s character, see my article today in the New York Observer.