Mount Everest Mount Everest

  • “I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits.”

  • “Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.”

  • “No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time.”

  • “I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life.”

  • “I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest — it’s only a mountain.”

  • “Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top; it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others...it rises from your heart.” [said in 1975 after becoming the first woman to climb Everest]

  • “You’ve climbed the highest mountain in the world. What’s left? It’s all downhill from there. You’ve got to set your sights on something higher than Everest.”

  • “Mountains don’t kill people, they just sit there....”

  • “Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory.”

  • “Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream.”

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