Friday, August 14, 2015

Bucegi Mountains II

"How to get the best of it all? 
One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; 
one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end - to know there's no dream that mustn't be dared... 
Is this the summit, crowning the day? 
How cool and quiet! 
We're not exultant; but delighted, joyful; soberly astonished... 
Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves.
 Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. 
Have we won a kingdom? No... and yes. 
We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction... fulfilled a destiny...
To struggle and to understand - never this last without the other; 
such is the law..."

George Mallory

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