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Everest Summit Quotes By Edmund Hillary

On the summit of Everest, I had a feeling of great satisfaction to be first there. — Edmund Hillary

Everest Summit Quotes By Jon Krakauer

Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate zeal and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin. Thus the slopes of Everest are littered with corpses. Taske, — Jon Krakauer

Everest Summit Quotes By George Mallory

How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end - to know there's no dream that mustn't be dared ... Is this the summit, crowning the day? How cool and quiet! We're not exultant; but delighted, joyful; soberly astonished ... Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No ... and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction ... fulfilled a destiny ... To struggle and to understand - never this last without the other; such is the law ... — George Mallory

Everest Summit Quotes By Mike Mullane

We were like the Mount Everest climbers stepping over frozen corpses from prior climbing disasters in our quest for the summit. Like those climbers, we were motivated by a fear far greater than death - the fear of not reaching the top. — Mike Mullane

Everest Summit Quotes By Stephen Bezruchka

Because it's there.
-George Mallory, one of the first climbers to attempt Everest, when asked why he wanted to climb it. (He disappeared into a cloud near the summit in 1924, where his body was found in 1999.) — Stephen Bezruchka

Everest Summit Quotes By John McPhee

When the climbers in 1953 planted their flags on the highest mountain, they set them in snow over the skeletons of creatures that had lived in the warm clear ocean that India, moving north, blanked out. Possibly as much as twenty thousand feet below the seafloor, the skeletal remains had turned into rock. This one fact is a treatise in itself on the movements of the surface of the earth. If by some fiat I had to restrict all this writing to one sentence, this is the one I would choose: The summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone. — John McPhee

Everest Summit Quotes By Margaret Thatcher

A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country's flag. — Margaret Thatcher

Everest Summit Quotes By Roland Smith

The only thing you'll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. — Roland Smith

Everest Summit Quotes By George Leigh Mallory

Gradually, very gradually, we saw the great mountain sides and glaciers and aretes, now one fragment and now another through the floating rifts, until far higher in the sky than imagination had dared to suggest the white summit of Everest appeared. — George Leigh Mallory

Everest Summit Quotes By Jon Krakauer

Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed. — Jon Krakauer

Everest Summit Quotes By Sara Sheridan

We're all so digital, but the '50s was the era of watches you had to wind. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest in 1953, Hillary was equipped with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual. — Sara Sheridan

Everest Summit Quotes By Holly Bourne

It was like I'd climbed Everest, had the summit in my sight, the flag in my hand, all ready to pierce it into the top of the mountain and say, "Whoopdedoo, I made it," and then an avalanche from out of nowhere swept me right back to the bottom of the mountain again. Was it worth bothering to try and climb it again? I was exhausted. I'd already climbed it. I didn't want to...but, then, what other choice was there? — Holly Bourne

Everest Summit Quotes By Reinhold Messner

I was in continual agony; I have never in my life been so tired as on the summit of Everest that day. I just sat and sat there, oblivious to everything ... — Reinhold Messner

Everest Summit Quotes By Jon Krakauer

But now that I was finally here, standing on the summit of Mount Everest, I just couldn't summon the energy to care. — Jon Krakauer

Everest Summit Quotes By Yuichiro Miura

If the limit of age 80 is at the summit of Mt Everest, the highest place on Earth, one can never be happier. — Yuichiro Miura

Everest Summit Quotes By Edmund Hillary

I think my first thought on reaching the summit- of course, I was very, very pleased to be there, naturally - but my first thought was one of a little bit of surprise. I was a little bit surprised that here I was, Ed Hillary, on top of Mt. Everest. After all, this is the ambition of most mountaineers. — Edmund Hillary

Everest Summit Quotes By Dave Barry

Stuffwise we are not a lean operation. We're the kind of people who, if we were deciding what absolute minimum essential items we'd need to carry in our backpacks for the final, treacherous ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, would take along aquarium filters, just in case. — Dave Barry

Everest Summit Quotes By Edmund Hillary

Ever since the morning of May 29, 1953, when Tenzing Norgay and I became the first climbers to step onto the summit of Mount Everest, I've been called a great adventurer. — Edmund Hillary

Everest Summit Quotes By Jacqueline Susann

Alone on the summit of Mount Everest. — Jacqueline Susann

Everest Summit Quotes By Stacy Allison

Everest wasn't like any other mountain. Only one of ten climbers who attempt the mountain stands on the summit. And for every three climbers who do scale the mountain, one dies trying. The facts aren't welcoming. But you don't plan a trip to Everest believing those facts will apply to you. — Stacy Allison

Everest Summit Quotes By T.A. Loeffler

Mountains are both journey and destination. They summon us to climb their slopes, explore their canyons, and attempt their summits. The summit, despite months of preparation and toil, is never guaranteed though tastes of sweet nectar when reached. If my only goal as a teacher and mountaineer is the summit, I risk cruel failure if I do not reach the highest apex. Instead, if I accept the mountain's invitation to journey and create meaning in each step, success is manifest in every moment. — T.A. Loeffler

Everest Summit Quotes By Peak

the only thing you'll find at the summit of mount everest is a divine view, the things that really matter lie far below it — Peak

Everest Summit Quotes By Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar

The pursuit of science has often been compared to the scaling of mountains, high and not so high. But who amongst us can hope, even in imagination, to scale the Everest and reach its summit when the sky is blue and the air is still, and in the stillness of the air survey the entire Himalayan range in the dazzling white of the snow stretching to infinity? None of us can hope for a comparable vision of nature and of the universe around us. But there is nothing mean or lowly in standing in the valley below and awaiting the sun to rise over Kinchinjunga. — Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar

Everest Summit Quotes By Tim Cope

Meeting Australian mountaineer and author Tim Macartney-Snape when I was 16 in 1994 had a big impact on me. His ascent of Everest from sea to summit captured my imagination. — Tim Cope

Everest Summit Quotes By Edmund Hillary

I really haven't liked the commercialization of mountaineering, particularly of Mt. Everest. By paying $65,000, you can be conducted to the summit by a couple of good guides. — Edmund Hillary

Everest Summit Quotes By Andy Hall

In comparison, Mount Everest, though 29,029 feet above sea level, rests on the 17,000-foot-high Tibetan plateau and rises just 12,000 feet from base to summit. A similar plateau boosts the Andes; without those geological booster seats, those peaks all would lie in Denali's shadow. — Andy Hall