“People ask me, ‘What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?’
If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life.
We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for.” (By: George Mallory)
Born on this day; 1939.02.05; Carlos Soria Fontán aka ‘Himaal Baaje’ Spanish Madrilian climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1990, Gasherbrum II in 1994, Cho Oyu in 1999, Everest in 2001, K2 in 2004, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2005, Broad Peak in 2007, Makalu in 2008, Gasherbrum I in 2009, Manaslu in 2010, Lhotse in 2011, Kangchenjunga in 2014 and Annapurna I in 2016. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2010. He is the oldest person in history to have successfully climbed the K2 (65 y), Broad Peak (68 y), Makalu (69 y), Gasherbrum I (70 y), Manaslu (71 y), Kanchenjunga (75 y) and Annapurna (77 y). https://buff.ly/2uyqgrg