Mount Everest Quotes

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  • A symmetrical, beautiful snow cone summit
    o Sir Edmund Hillary who with Tenzing Norgay became the first people known to reach

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  • I was taught by my respected chief and predecessor, Colonel Sir George Everest to assign to every geographical object its true local or native appellation. But here is a mountain, most probably the highest in the world, without any local name that we can discover, whose native appellation, if it has any, will not very likely be ascertained before we are allowed to penetrate into Nepal. In the meantime the privilege as well as the duty devolves on me to assign… a name whereby it may be known among citizens and geographers and become a household word among civilized nations
    o Andrew Waugh the man who named the highest mountain in the world

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