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Cutting Footsteps into the Roof of the World

by Billy Casper's World
Cutting Footsteps into the Roof of the World by Billy Casper's World

Films about mountains and mountain climbing.
(The title of my list is based upon a quote from the 1950’s mountain exploration documentary film: ‘The Conquest of Everest’.)

‘It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.’ – Robert William Service (poet)

‘When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.’ – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (author and poet)

‘It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.’ – Edmund Hillary (mountaineer)