August 21, 2014

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Martin Southitt and Mt. Everest

I remember reading about Sir Edmund Hillary climbing Mt. Everest in 1953 with his guide, Tenzing Norgay. I became interested in his conquest while in Australia. Hillary was an Australian and I purchased a book about his struggle with the tallest mountain in the world. When asked about the source of his motivation to risk his life in the climb, he answered, “Because it's there!”