Эдмунд Хиллари цитаты
Дата рождения: 20. Июль 1919
Дата смерти: 11. Январь 2008
Сэр Эдмунд Персиваль Хиллари — новозеландский исследователь и альпинист. Один из двух людей — первовосходителей на Эверест вместе с шерпом Тенцингом. Почётный гражданин Непала.
Альпинизмом стал интересоваться ещё в школе, совершив своё первое восхождение в 1939 году на гору Оливье в Новой Зеландии. В годы Второй мировой войны служил в ВВС Новой Зеландии в должности штурмана. До удачного восхождения на Эверест в 1953 году принимал в 1951 году участие в разведывательной экспедиции к горе, а в 1952 году безуспешно пытался покорить гору Чо-Ойю. В 1957—1958 годах Хиллари совместно с В. Фуксом руководил пересечением Антарктиды. Впоследствии принимал участие в экспедиции на Северный полюс.
После покорения Эвереста Эдмунд Хиллари большую часть своей жизни помогал восточно-гималайскому народу шерпа. Благодаря его усилиям было построено много школ и больниц в отдалённых районах Гималаев.
Цитаты Эдмунд Хиллари
„It was too late to take risks now. I asked Tenzing to belay me strongly, and I started cutting a cautious line of steps up the ridge. Peering from side to side and thrusting with my ice axe, I tried to discover a possible cornice, but everything seemed solid and firm. I waved Tenzing up to me. A few more whacks of the ice–ax, a few very weary steps, and we were on the summit of Everest.“
"Adventure's End" in The Norton Book of Sports (1992) edited by George Plimpton, p. 85
Контексте: It was too late to take risks now. I asked Tenzing to belay me strongly, and I started cutting a cautious line of steps up the ridge. Peering from side to side and thrusting with my ice axe, I tried to discover a possible cornice, but everything seemed solid and firm. I waved Tenzing up to me. A few more whacks of the ice–ax, a few very weary steps, and we were on the summit of Everest.
It was 11:30 AM. My first sensation was one of relief — relief that the long grind was over, that the summit had been reached before our oxygen supplies had dropped to a critical level; and relief that in the end the mountain had been kind to us in having a pleasantly rounded cone for its summit instead of a fearsome and unapproachable cornice. But mixed with the relief was a vague sense of astonishment that I should have been the lucky one to attain the ambition of so many brave and determined climbers. I seemed difficult to grasp that we'd got there. I was too tired and too conscious of the long way down to safety really to feel any great elation. But as the fact of our success thrust itself more clearly into my mind, I felt a quiet glow of satisfaction spread through my body — a satisfaction less vociferous but more powerful than I had ever felt on a mountain top before. I turned and looked at Tenzing. Even beneath his oxygen mask and the icicles hanging form his hair, I could see his infectious grin of sheer delight. I held out my hand, and in silence we shook in good Anglo-Saxon fashion. But this was not enough for Tenzing, and impulsively he threw his arm around my shoulders and we thumped each other on the back in mutual congratulations.
„The explorers of the past were great men and we should honour them. But let us not forget that their spirit lives on.“
Контексте: The explorers of the past were great men and we should honour them. But let us not forget that their spirit lives on. It is still not hard to find a man who will adventure for the sake of a dream or one who will search, for the pleasure of searching, not for what he may find.
„On my expedition there was no way that you would have left a man under a rock to die. It simply would not have happened.“
As quoted in The Tribune (India) (29 May 2006) http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060529/world.htm
Контексте: On my expedition there was no way that you would have left a man under a rock to die. It simply would not have happened. It would have been a disaster from our point of view. There have been a number of occasions when people have been neglected and left to die and I don’t regard this as a correct philosophy. I am absolutely certain that if any member of our expedition all those years ago had been in that situation we would have made every effort.
„My solar plexus was tight with fear as I ploughed on. Halfway up I stopped, exhausted. I could look down 10,000 feet between my legs, and I have never felt more insecure. Anxiously I waved Tenzing up to me.“
High Adventure : The True Story of the First Ascent of Everest (1955)
„I didn't worry about getting Tenzing to take a photograph of me — as far as I knew, he had never taken a photograph before, and the summit of Everest was hardly the place to show him how.“
On the photograph of Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay at the summit of Everest, in "Adventure's End" in The Norton Book of Sports (1992) edited by George Plimpton, p. 86
Контексте: Tenzing had been waiting patiently, but now, at my request, he unfurled the flags wrapped around his ice–axe and standing at the summit, held them above his head. Clad in all his bulky equipment and with the flags flapping furiously in the wind, he made a dramatic picture, and the thought drifted through my mind that this photograph should be a good one if it came out at all. I didn't worry about getting Tenzing to take a photograph of me — as far as I knew, he had never taken a photograph before, and the summit of Everest was hardly the place to show him how.
Контексте: We didn’t know if it was humanly possible to reach the top of Mt. Everest. And even using oxygen as we were, if we did get to the top, we weren’t at all sure whether we wouldn’t drop dead or something of that nature.
„You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things — to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you've got, is a very pleasant bonus.“
As quoted in 1000 Brilliant Achievement Quotes (2004) by David Deford, p. 4
Источник: High Adventure
Though widely attributed to Hillary on the internet, this appears to have originated as a quote about him in a Rolex advertisement.
Help us translate English quotes
Discover interesting quotes and translate them.Start translating
Though widely attributed to Hillary on the internet and in several Books (e.g. That's Life : Wild Wit & Wisdom (2003) by Bonnie Louise Kuchler, p. 20), this appears to have originated from George Mallory. Source: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/08/18/conquer/
Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Edmund Hillary / Disputed
„Reaching the summit of a mountain gives great satisfaction, but nothing for me has been more rewarding in life than the result of our climb on Everest, when we have devoted ourselves to the welfare of our Sherpa friends.“
As quoted in Great Climbs: A Celebration of World Mountaineering (1994) by Sir Chris Bonington
On Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on stepping on the surface of the moon, "That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." The Sunday Times [London] (21 July 1974)
„I became a Hindu. I was very close to the Hindu ethic. It was a great spiritual experience. ... I believe a man can make his own destiny through his work and effort.“
Cited in Pioneer, 9/11/1990. Quoted from Elst, Koenraad (1991). Ayodhya and after: Issues before Hindu society.
„I am a lucky man. I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men.“
As quoted in "Sir Edmund Hillary, a Pioneering Conquerer of Everest, Dies at 88" in The New York Times (online edition) (10 January 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/world/asia/11cnd-hillary.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all
„I was just an enthusiastic mountaineer of modest abilities who was willing to work quite hard and had the necessary imagination and determination. I was just an average bloke; it was the media that transformed me into a heroic figure. And try as I did, there was no way to destroy my heroic image. But as I learned through the years, as long as you didn’t believe all that rubbish about yourself, you wouldn’t come to much harm.“
„Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.“
As quoted in Wise Guys : Brilliant Thoughts and Big Talk from Real Men (2005) by Allan Zullo, p. 5