• Years later, Shara and I christened our three boys with this snow water from Everest's summit. Life moments.
• But in this book I wanted to show my roots: the early, bigger missions that shaped me, and the even earlier, smaller moments that steered me.
• I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.我爱你，不是因为你是一个怎样的人，而是因为我喜欢与你在一起时的感觉。
• Many people find it hard to understand what it is about a mountain that draws men and women to risk their lives on her freezing, ice faces——all for a chance at that single, solitary moment on the top. It can be hard to explain. But I also relate to the quote that says: if you have to ask, you will never understand.
• But as far as I was concerned the sky and clouds had parted, and nothing would ever be the same again.