Everest The West Ridge - Abridged Author:Thomas F. Hornbein With photographs from the American Mount Everest Expedition and by its leader, Norman G. Dyhrenfurth. Introduction by William E. Siri. — "Of all resources, the most crucial is Man's spirit. — Not dulled, nor lulled, supine, secure, replete, does Man create, — But out of stern challenge... — From what immortal hungers, what sudden sight of the unknow... more »n, surges that desire?
What flint of fact, what kindling light of art or far horizon, ignites that spark?
What cry, what music, what strange beauty, strikes that resonance?
On these hangs the future of the world." --Nancy Newhall« less