THE MOUNTAIN ISNT GOING ANYWHERE
George & Alexander Hillary

THE MOUNTAIN ISNT GOING ANYWHERE

BACK TO JOURNAL
 

Following a reconnaissance expedition to the Mount Everest region in 1950s, my grandfather famously said "I will come again and conquer you because as a mountain you can't grow, but as a human I can".

Well, nearly seventy years on, my brother and I will need to adopt this mindset.

 

 

Our plans to make an attempt on Mt. Everest this year have been postponed after our expedition was cancelled. The filming company who were set to film our expedition decided to withdraw their commitment to the project at very late notice, and subsequently the trip was cancelled.

By making an attempt on Mt. Everest, Alexander and I were set to be the third generation of Hillarys to climb on the mountain. Had we summited, the Hillary family would have joined only Tenzing Norgay’s family with three generations standing on the roof of the world.

For now, this adventure has been put on hold.

Related Posts

A MOUNTAINEERING LESSON FROM DAD
A MOUNTAINEERING LESSON FROM DAD
You don’t have to travel to the Himalayas to get a good lesson about sensible planning for the mountains. In fact, you o
READ MORE
REFLECTING ON A WILD ADVENTURE
REFLECTING ON A WILD ADVENTURE
Needless to say, I’ve had a lot of time this year to reflect upon my favourite adventures. The craziest of which was my
READ MORE
ALTITUDE IN THE HIMALAYA
ALTITUDE IN THE HIMALAYA
Acclimatising to the tallest mountain range in the world takes time and preparation. We departed equatorial Kathmandu, a
READ MORE