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date: 23 October 2019

Wilfred Noyce 1917–62
British mountaineer and writer 

  1. We felt that we were part of a great company of climbers who had accomplished this ascent. We felt, too, that we had in no way ‘conquered’ the mountain. We had conquered nothing except unruly bits of ourselves.
    on the expedition which climbed Everest, 1953, now frequently attributed to Edmund Hillary in the form ‘It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves’
    ‘The Ascent of Everest’, lecture to Royal Society of Arts Commonwealth section and East India Association, 15 December 1953; see also Mallory