“Because it’s there”
— George L Mallory, British Mountaineer
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
–Edmund Hillary New Zealander mountain climber and Antarctic Explorer Famous for being first to succesfully climb Mount Everest
“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.”
— Sir Edmund Hillary
“No mountain is worth even a finger or a toe to frostbite. Return home is real success. Summit is only bonus”.
—Alan Hinkes, British 8000er meter climber
“It was our preparation, knowledge and experience that kept us alive.”
–Rachel Kelsey, South African born British Mountaineer
“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”
—Freya Stark (French adventurer and explorer 1893-1993)
“I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.”
–David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer, 1813-1874
“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish”
—Jacques Cousteau (French Explorer, 1910-1997)
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
–Freya Stark (French adventurer and explorer 1893-1993)
“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.”
Mountains are not fair or unfair – they are just dangerous.
—Reinhold Messner, Tyroll seven summitter
Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.
–Kurt Vonnegut, American writer
The mountains will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too.
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.
—Willi Unsoeld, First American Everest Summitter
Near the foot of the mountain we visited a yogi who dwelled in a hollow tunneled beneath a boulder. He pondered our notion of climbing Shivling and said: “First travel, then struggle, finally calm.”
—Greg Child, Australian born American Climber/Adventure photographer&author
” – You guys going up ? – Yes, yes, we go up – You may be going a lot higher than you think!”
—Don Whillans (British mountaineer), to a Japanese party, while descending Eiger
disana tidak ada kematian, tidak ada awal ataupun akhir, tidak ada masalah apapun, karena disana adalah singasana yang Maha Agung dlam kedigdayaan alam semesta raya.