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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