Quotations by Edmund Hillary

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Born: Sunday, July 20, 1919
Died: Friday, January 11, 2008 (88 years old)
Profession: Explorer
Nationality: New Zealander


It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary
(Keywords: Money, Science, Hell, Mountains)

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
- Edmund Hillary
(Keywords: People)

There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.
- Edmund Hillary
(Keywords: Civilization)







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