George Mallory

“Because it is there.” [This was Mallory’s answer to the question: “Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?”]

“The highest of the world’s mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy.” [1924]

“We will stomp to the top with the wind in our teeth.” [1924]