” These guys make a lot of money. Of course it’s hard and dangerous work, but Sherpas are the rich people in Nepal. If you make so much money, you can somehow lose reality. “


” Of course I climbed Everest without oxygen, but it’s not the end of the story for me. The summit itself is not what counts. It’s how’d you get there, what’d you climb, and there are really great opportunities to climb on this mountain. It’s a beautiful place. “


” I don’t like talking about climbing that much. You don’t have to discuss, just do it. “


” That’s what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter if you climbed the Eiger’s north face in two hours and forty-seven minutes or in two days. If it’s your challenge, and you’re happy with it, that’s the most important thing. “


” You can, maybe, do something like Annapurna once in a lifetime. Then don’t try to do it again. “


” When you go to the mountains, you really have to accept that there is always a risk. It’s more dangerous than sitting at home watching TV. It’s really sad. “


” It’s like a living process. You start out, and you see the Eiger north face, and you think, ‘That’s impossible.’ Then you start to dream. Then you climb the Eiger north face. Then maybe you go to the Himalaya. “


” I’m getting older, turning 40 this year. I had a period where I thought each expedition had to be something harder, something faster. But you can’t go on like that, or you’re going to die. “



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