believe in mountaineering not only because John Hunt
leads his party brilliantly and safely up and down
Everest, but because countless unrecorded climbers find
unique satisfaction, often for year after year, in doing
ordinary climbs. Their pleasures ... are the solid base
of the pyramid which enables us to assert that climbing
is not the eccentric hobby of a handful of desperadoes!"
( Jack Longland in "The Alpine Journal", Nov. 1957 )