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Edmund Hillary
(1919-2008) born on
Jul 20
New Zealander mountaineer, explorer. He was the first, with Tenzing Norkay, to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, 1953.
         
   
F
There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.

R
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
A
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.
N
I am hell-bent for the South Pole - God willing and crevasses permitting.
K
As far as I knew, he had never taken a photograph before, and the summit of Everest was hardly the place to show him how.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Observer," 'Sayings of the Week', 3 Jun 1960.
R: In "Reader's Digest."
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: Comment eight days before he reached the South Pole via an overland route, news summaries 5 Jan 1958.
K: Referring to Tenzing Norgay, his companion on the conquest of Mt Everest, 1953; in "High Adventure."
   


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