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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.
There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
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.
I am hell-bent for the South Pole - God willing and crevasses permitting.
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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