Everest Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old everest quotes, everest sayings, and everest proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I don't know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide. Anatoli Boukreev
There was no more grass, no flowers, not even any moss: dusty granite blocks covered the ice and an occasional grinding groan reminded us that we were on a slow-moving glacier. Chris Bonington
Looking out of a tent door into a world of snow and vanishing hopes. Conrad Anker
Mountains don't kill people, they just sit there... Ed Viesturs
On the summit of Everest, I had a feeling of great satisfaction to be first there. Edmund Hillary
No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time. Edmund Hillary
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Edmund Hillary
I climbed Mount Everest. I don't quit. Gary Johnson
We will stomp to the top with the wind in our teeth. George Mallory
We agreed that this was going to be no ordinary climb. For the time being, Everest was rather more than a mountain. John Hunt
Everest has always been a magnet for kooks, publicity seekers, hopeless romantics and others with a shaky hold on reality. Jon Krakauer
But now that I was finally here, standing on the summit of Mount Everest , I just couldn't summon the energy to care. Jon Krakauer
There is the knot of the dilemma that every climber on Everest ends up facing: to be successful, you need to be highly motivated, but if the motivation is excessive, you are likely to die. Jon Krakauer
Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top; it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others... it rises from your heart. Junko Tabei
Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind. Lewis Gordon Pugh
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. Mallory
People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top. Margaret Thatcher
Food for thought: Every dead body on Mount Everest was once a highly motivated person. Stay lazy my friends. It may save your life one day. Oliver Markus Malloy
Everest itself was the only mountain which we could see without turning our gaze downwards… Peter Gillman
I have not conquered Everest, it has merely tolerated me. Peter Habeler
Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous. Reinhold Messner
I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits. Reinhold Messner
We cannot stop at the foothills when Everest lies ahead. Ronald Reagan
The end of the ridge and the end of the world... then nothing but that clear, empty air. There was nowhere else to climb. I was standing on the top of the world. Stacy Allison
You do not climb a mountain like Everest by trying to race ahead on your own, or by competing with your comrades. You do it slowly are carefully, by unselfish teamwork. Certainly I wanted to reach the top by myself; it was the one thing that I had dreamed of all my life. But if the lot fell to someone else, I would take it like a man, and not a crybaby — for that is the mountain way. Tenzing Norgay