Edmund Hillary (Mountaineer)

#176786 Edmund Hillary

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. .

Edmund Hillary
#176787 Edmund Hillary

While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn't the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges. .

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#176788 Edmund Hillary

Good planning is important. I've also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you're in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you're depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension. .

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#176789 Edmund Hillary

When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them. .

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#176790 Edmund Hillary

I think I mainly climb mountains because I get a great deal of enjoyment out of it. I never attempt to analyze these things too thoroughly, but I think that all mountaineers do get a great deal of satisfaction out of overcoming some challenge which they think is very difficult for them, or which perhaps may be a little dangerous. .

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#176791 Edmund Hillary

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. .

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#176792 Edmund Hillary

I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it. .

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#176793 Edmund Hillary

I am a lucky man. I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men. .

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#176794 Edmund Hillary

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it. .

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#176795 Edmund Hillary

Tourism is a very big economic benefit to the Sherpa people, and also, they have very strong ties to their own social attitudes and their own religion, so fortunately, they're not too influenced by many of our Western attitudes. .

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#176796 Edmund Hillary

Life's a bit like mountaineering - never look down. .

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#176797 Edmund Hillary

No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time. .

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#176798 Edmund Hillary

There is something about building up a comradeship - that I still believe is the greatest of all feats - and sharing in the dangers with your company of peers. It's the intense effort, the giving of everything you've got. It's really a very pleasant sensation. .

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#176799 Edmund Hillary

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

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#176800 Edmund Hillary

Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain. .

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#176801 Edmund Hillary

The Sherpas play a very important role in most mountaineering expeditions, and in fact many of them lead along the ridges and up to the summit. .

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#176802 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. .

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#176803 Edmund Hillary

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it. .

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#176804 Edmund Hillary

I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there's no doubt that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics. .

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#176805 Edmund Hillary

I'm sure the feeling of fear, as long as you can take advantage of it and not be rendered useless by it, can make you extend yourself beyond what you would regard as your capacity. If you're afraid, the blood seems to flow freely through the veins, and you really do feel a sense of stimulation. .

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#176806 Edmund Hillary

When I was climbing, I built up a close relationship with the Sherpa people. .

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#176807 Edmund Hillary

I enjoyed climbing with other people, good friends, but I did quite a lot of solo climbing, too. .

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#176808 Edmund Hillary

It's not a real adventure when you have to pay for it. .

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#176809 Edmund Hillary

Many people have been getting too casual about climbing Everest. I forecast a disaster many times. .

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#176810 Edmund Hillary

I've always hated the danger part of climbing, and it's great to come down again because it's safe. .

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#1688177 Edmund Hillary

I am hell-bent for the South Pole-God willing and crevasses permitting. .

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#1688073 Edmund Hillary

I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur. .

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