“The value of achievement lies in the achieving.”
On May 26, 1953, two climbers that you’ve never heard of attempted to get to the summit of Mount Everest. They got within 300 feet (91 m) of the top and then had to turn back when their oxygen systems failed.
Three days later, Edmund Percival Hillary, a 33-year-old New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay made the same attempt and achieved their goal. They became the first climbers to reach the summit of the tallest point on earth. It practically took an army to support the two climbers who would ultimately stand on top of the world. It took no fewer than 400 people and 10,000 pounds of ...