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  • Legendary goal of monovocalic mountaineers.

    November 16, 2008

  • And me!

    "At 9:30pm we roused and began to pack for the summit. The most important item of all to be placed in my pack was the small Buddha my mother had given me years before to place on the summit. In all the years of Everest climbing this had never been done and it was important to me that this symbol of the deeply held beliefs of all Sherpas and Tibetans be placed atop the highest point on earth, the abode of the gods. On the very top of my pack I had attached a small, fluffy toy bilby, which is a highly endangered Australian marsupial. My son had asked me to carry it and it also symbolised my heartfelt wish to conserve the wild places and creatures of this amazing planet."

    - Judy and Tashi Tenzing, 'Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest', 2001.

    April 9, 2009