Hermes' Wings

History, Writing and Personal Musings

The Conquest of Mt. Everest

Some choice quotes from the returning heroes:

  Well, George, we knocked the bastard off. - Edmund Hillary to friend, George Lowe, after coming down from the mountain.

It has been a long road … From a mountain coolie, a bearer of loads, to a wearer of a coat with rows of medals who is carried about in planes and worries about income tax. - Tenzing Norgay in Man of Everest, 1955.


One response to “The Conquest of Mt. Everest

  1. blabla March 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

    This adventure and one should never forget the things that they have done. Very correct for reminding us.

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