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Everest first ascent

Postby Charles » Wed May 29, 2013 9:54 am

60 years ago today.
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby radson » Wed May 29, 2013 11:13 am

Well, George, we knocked the bastard off.
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed May 29, 2013 12:01 pm

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby dadndave » Thu May 30, 2013 4:14 am

Air NZ was offering $5 domestic airfares yesterday to celebrate (Ed Hillary features on the $5 note)
The strawman is evil and must be punished,
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby Mountain Bandit » Thu May 30, 2013 4:21 am

We had to let NZ get a 1st in something (excluding sheep per capita)

Although saying this, New Zealanders are probably laughing at us mountaineers in a flat country............
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby ibelieveindevil » Thu May 30, 2013 5:27 am

Mountain Bandit wrote:We had to let NZ get a 1st in something (excluding sheep per capita)

Although saying this, New Zealanders are probably laughing at us mountaineers in a flat country............


Well, if Finch was in 1924, i wonder who is laughing now....

Then again, it may just be a lot of IFs
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu May 30, 2013 10:06 am

charles wrote:60 years ago today.

60 years if Mallory and Irvine didn't reach the summit 30 years before...
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby Charles » Thu May 30, 2013 11:02 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:
charles wrote:60 years ago today.

60 years if Mallory and Irvine didn't reach the summit 30 years before...

True.
I think it fitting that one of the first two (or four) to summit Everest came from Nepal.
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby Mountain Bandit » Fri May 31, 2013 5:10 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:
charles wrote:60 years ago today.

60 years if Mallory and Irvine didn't reach the summit 30 years before...


Just "Because it's there", Ed is on the money -- "Getting to the top is optional, getting down is madatory". Getting to the top is only half the battle............
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Re: Everest first ascent

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri May 31, 2013 8:49 pm

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