• I look back on tremendous efforts & exhaustion & dismal looking out of a tent door on to a dismal world of snow and vanishing hopes - & yet, & yet, & yet there have been a good many things to see the other side.

    George Leigh Mallory's diary entry (May 27, 1924) as quoted in James Ramsey Ullman "Kingdom of Adventure: Everest" (p. 124), 1947.
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