For us the mountains had been a natural field of activity where, playing on the frontiers of life and death, we had found the freedom for which we were blindly groping and which was as necessary to us as bread.

— Maurice Herzog

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The mountains were there and so was I.

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In overstepping our limitations, in touching the extreme boundaries of man's world, we have come to know something of its true splendor.

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Together we knew toil, joy and pain. My fervent wish is that the nine of us who were united in face of death should remain fraternally united through life.

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