“Because it’s there” – George Mallory

Those are the famous three words that George Mallory spoke when he was questioned why did he want to climb Mount Everest. Sadly, he died with all of his fellow partner while climbing what we called the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

While George Mallory died with all of his attempts, yet his famous three words carry out all of human curiosity of summit attempts. Summit attempts nowadays becomes of mountaineering obsession. They will not satisfy until they reach the highest. It becomes not just personal achievement, but also personal pride. They will not stop until they reach the summit, whatever the risk they take. It all started by a simple three words. “Because it’s there”.

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