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To climb up Everest was the physical high point of my life, but I wouldn’t say it’s the most satisfying thing I’ve ever done. I see it more as a stepping stone to more satisfying projects, particularly this school here in Nepal.– Sir Ed
I’m not really very good at accepting orders anyway ...– Hillary begins his explanation of his decision to go for the pole during the trans-Antarctic expedition
Even now some 40 years later, I can still remember the intense pleasure of that day: the exhilaration of the ascent ... what a thrill it was when I finally reached the summit. It was certainly one of the happiest days of my life.– Hillary atop Mt Ollivier with son Peter, remembering first climbing it as a 20-year-old
I did not have a great feeling of tremendous excitement and exhilaration. Tenzing, I think was more affected that I was, really. I, in the rather square sort of Angol-Saxon fashion ... I put out my arm to shake him by the hand. but that wasn’t good enough for him. He threw his arms around my shoulders and I threw my arms around his shoulders and we had a good little hug on top of the mountain.– Hillary describes his feelings atop Everest