George Mallory

(1886–1924)

George Mallory

Anecdote...

Mallory, a veteran of several Everest expeditions when he went on a lecture tour of the Unites States in 1923, was frequently asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. He always gave the same answer: “Because it is there.”

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My mind is in a state of constant rebellion. I believe that will always be so.

~George Mallory

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Biographical Note: 

George Leigh Mallory was a British mountaineer. He vanished on an attempt to scale Mount Everest and speculation still continues as to whether he was killed before or after reaching the summit.