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Edmund Hillary's Profile

Brief about Edmund Hillary: By info that we know Edmund Hillary was born at 1919-07-20. And also Edmund Hillary is New Zealander Explorer.

Some Edmund Hillary's quotes. Goto "Edmund Hillary's quotation" section for more.

While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn't the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.

Tags: End, Great, While

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.

Tags: Hell, Money, Science

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Tags: Conquer, Mountain, Ourselves

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.

Tags: Accomplish, Become, Decide

Becoming a 'Sir' is slightly uncomfortable at first, although it is a considerable honor. It is amazing how quickly you become accustomed to it.

Tags: Amazing, Become, Honor

Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain.

Tags: Far, Human, Life

I don't know if I particularly want to be remembered for anything. I personally do not think I'm a great gift to the world. I've been very fortunate.

Tags: Fortunate, Gift, Great

I hate being called an 'icon.' I just don't like it. That's all there is to it.

Tags: Hate, Icon

I think Himalayan climbers tend to mature fairly late. I think most of the successful Himalayan climbers have ranged from 28 to just over 40, really.

Tags: Late, Mature, Successful

I think that a good mountaineer is usually a sensible mountaineer.

Tags: Good, Sensible

It's not a real adventure when you have to pay for it.

Tags: Adventure, Pay, Real

Life's a bit like mountaineering - never look down.

Tags: Bit, Life

Many people have been getting too casual about climbing Everest. I forecast a disaster many times.

Tags: Disaster, Getting, Times

Once I've decided to do something, I do usually try to carry it through to fruition.

Tags: Carry, Once, Try

The Sherpas play a very important role in most mountaineering expeditions, and in fact many of them lead along the ridges and up to the summit.

Tags: Along, Fact, Lead

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

Tags: Appeal, Precious

When I was climbing, I built up a close relationship with the Sherpa people.

Tags: Built, Climbing, Close

When you're climbing at high altitudes, life can get pretty miserable.

Tags: High, Life, Pretty

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it.

Tags: High, Simple, Snow

I don't spend a lot of time thinking about dying, but I like to think that I've - if it did occur - that I would die peacefully and not make too much of a fuss about it.

Tags: Die, Thinking, Time