Because it’s there

“Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?”
“Because it’s there”
— George Herbert Leigh Mallory (18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924)

Mallory, along with his climbing partner Andrew ‘Sandy’ Irving, died on the peak close to its summit.


Image of Mount Everest: By Joe Hastings [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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