But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, thirty-five years ago, fly the Atlantic?
…We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win…
— John F. Kennedy
Address at Rice University on the Nation’s Space Effort September 12, 1962
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."
@NorthmenPK @crpokhrel Yes,true. I meant only initial expectations were higher: 2013: 32 teams 348
2014: 31 teams 326
2015: 39 teams 359(estThu Apr 23 18:01:28 +0000 2015
@crpokhrel This is a bad sign early in the season regardless of the lower climbing numbers :-( Teams must spread out for safety!Thu Apr 23 02:24:44 +0000 2015
This is terrible! @crpokhrel #Everest2015 t.co/gOpX9OsdwoThu Apr 23 02:16:58 +0000 2015
Don't miss Free Fall Recordholders Eustace & Kittinger/ @TimJarvisAM @ShackletonEpic recreate Shackleton's Endurance t.co/P7nfwlnx95Tue Apr 21 18:49:10 +0000 2015