Wasn't there a famous quote along the lines of "because it was there"? I.e. Why did you climb Mt. Everest? "because it was there"--18.104.22.168 15:46, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
- You defeated me! But you won't defeat me again! Because you have grown all you can grow ... but I am still growing!
- Discredited statement made to Mount Everest, on an earlier attempt on the summit in 1951. Hillary did not attempt Everest in 1951.