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I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
- Anonymous



The mountains will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too.
- Hervey Voge



There are old climbers, there are bold climbers, but there are no old bold climbers
- Anonymous



I have not conquered Everest, it has merely tolerated me.
- Peter Habeler



Mountains don't kill people, they just sit there.
- Ed Viesters



Life is brought down to the basics: if you are warm, regular, healthy, not thirsty or hungry, then you are not on a mountain. . . . Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall - it's great when you stop.
- Chris Darwin



The ancient Greeks asked oracle for answers; Native Americans fasted in the desert; I go climbing.
- Steph Davis



If you’re concentrating on climbing , you can’t be concentrating on money and cars and houses and wives and boyfriends. And when you come back to deal with them, you have a better view of their reliative importance. Climbing puts things in perspective again.
- Jeff Lowe



It's not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves
- Sir Edmund Hillary



Better to be in the mountains thinking about God, than to be in church thinking about the mountains.
- Ace Kvale



Pissing through 6 inches of clothes with a 3 inch penis
- Anonymous Everest summiteer when asked what was the hardest thing about climbing Mt Everest



The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this, "What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?" and my answer must at once be, "It is no use." There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behavior of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can be planted with crops to raise food. It's no use. So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for.
- Sir George Leigh Mallory

The Climber's Bible