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“- Billy Brennan: Mr. Kirby, when you climbed K2, did you base camp at twenty-five or thirty thousand feet?
- Paul Kirby: Thirty thousand feet, we were pretty close to the top.
- Billy Brennan: You were about a thousand feet above, actually.”
“- Heinrich Harrer: The absolute simplicity. That's what I love. When you're climbing your mind is clear and free from all confusions. You have focus. And suddenly the light becomes sharper, the sounds are richer and you're filled with the deep, powerful presence of life. I've only felt that one other time.
- Dalai Lama, 14 Years Old: When?
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“The higher up the mountain the more treacherous the path.”
“- Howard: We've wounded this mountain. It's our duty to close her wounds. It's the least we can do to show our gratitude for all the wealth she's given us. If you guys don't want to help me, I'll do it alone.
- Curtin: You talk about that mountain like it was a real woman.
- Dobbs: She's been a lot better to me than any woman I ever knew. Keep...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I'm climbing Mount Everest... because I can... because to be able to climb that high and see that kind of beauty that nobody ever sees, it'd be a crime not to.”
“- Jan Hall: How’s the weather?
- Rob Hall: It’s good.
- Jan Hall: I wish I was with you.
- Rob Hall: One day, you me and our little Sarah, we’ll go climbing together.”
“- Beck Weathers: What do you do when you're not climbing, Doug?
- Doug Hansen: I deliver the mail.
- Beck Weathers: First mailman on Everest?
- Doug Hansen: Hope so!”
“All this fuss over what? Is it a hill, is it a mountain? Perhaps it wouldn't matter anywhere else, but this is Wales. The Egyptians built pyramids, the Greeks built temples, but we did none of that, because we had mountains. Yes, the Welsh were created by mountains: where the mountain starts, there starts Wales. If this isn't a mountain, well,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Lena Ballinger: Bathtubs are more dangerous than Everest.
- Luca Moroder: How true.”
“- Jones the JP: I'm not sure how legal that is...
- Reverend Jones: Yes, or ethical...
- Morgan the Goat: Legal? Ethical? Wh - how legal was it to say that a thousand feet is a mountain and 984 isn't, uh? Uh? Do we call a short man a boy, or a small dog a cat? No! This is a mountain, our mountain, and if it needs to be a thousand feet, then by...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Inconspicuous molehill sometimes more important than conspicuous mountain.”
“Between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“From a medical standpoint getting you to the top of Everest is really about oxygen. And the lack of it. To give you the best chance of summiting you need to prepare your bodies for the thin air up there.”
“Rob, can you hear me? You've gotta keep moving. You've gotta come on down. If anyone can make it, you can.”
“- Savannah: Picnics are so much fun Alvie, you'll have the best time in your whole life.
- Alvie: You want a bet?”
“- Kristoff: You know, most people who disappear into the mountains want to be alone.
- Anna: Nobody wants to be alone. Except maybe you.”
“- Warren Stantin: Do you mountainmen do this kind of shit a lot?
- Jonathan Knox: Every damn day!”
“- Susana Parrado: Mama, look at the mountains! They're beautiful!
- Eugenia Parrado: Don't make me look at the mountains, Susana. The mountains look like big teeth.”
“Should you think this is just a shaggy dog story told by a senile man to his impressionable grandson, I'd ask you to come to South Wales, to the village where I was born, and as you drive north from Cardiff, look for the first big hill. Not just a hill, but a mountain, and the children of the people who built it. However, just before this film...” (continue)(continue reading)