Yes it is ! Arriving on the Kibo ridge shortly before sunrise is an extraordinary moment in the life of a mountaineerer. You discover for the first time the lunar-like crater with its fantastic crown of little glaciers setted as diamants in the clear-dark of dawn and then you see the mountain flaring up in the first sunlight.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."