Talk:Edmund Hillary

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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"-- 15:46, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

It was George Mallory who said "Because it is there." - InvisibleSun 15:54, 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.