Famous Mt. Everest Quotes

The very famous Mount Everest has been the subject for endless quotes & quotations by the likes of Edmund Hillary, Mallory, Krakauer, Messner, Allison & others.
  • "Well, we knocked the bastard off! "Edmund Hillary
  • "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life" Tenzing Norgay
  • "Such arrogance, I believe, is dangerous for any climber, but it is especially dangerous for one who purports to be a Himalayan guide" Jon Krakauer
  • "Oh, the absolute lethargy of 24,600'. You want to pee, and you lie there for a quarter of an hour making up your mind to look for the pee bottle." Chris Bonnington
  • "The highest of the world's mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy." George Mallory
  • "I have not conquered Everest, it has merely tolerated me" Peter Habeler
  • "The end of the ridge and the end of the world... then nothing but that clear, empty air. There was nowhere else to climb. I was standing on the top of the world." Stacy Allison
  • "I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits." Reinhold Messner
  • "Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream." Tom Whittaker
  • "Mountains don't kill people, they just sit there..." Ed Viesturs
  • "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." Edmund Hillary
  • "Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory" Ed Viesturs
  • "We will stomp to the top with the wind in our teeth." George Mallory
  • "Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous." Reinhold Messner