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" Accidents on big mountains happen when people's ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride. "
" Life's full of lots of dream-stealers always telling you you need to do something more sensible. I think it doesn't matter what your dream is, just fight the dream-stealers and hold onto it. "
" Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying. "
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" As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life. "
" That feeling when you're so cold you'd give anything to be warm - I've had it before, literally huddled around a candle flame on an ice sheet. "
" Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it. "
" I've had so many injuries in my life that it's ridiculous. "
" Adventure should be 80 percent 'I think this is manageable,' but it's good to have that last 20 percent where you're right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone. "
" The rewards of the wild and the rewards of the survivor go to those who can dig deep, and, ultimately, to the guy who can stay alive. "
" To me, adventure has always been to me the connections and bounds you create with people when you're there. And you can have that anywhere. "
" Americans are cool; if you show just a chink of vulnerability, they respond so much. They'll pat you on the arm and say, 'Hey kid, you're all right.' Brits will respond but they are much more cynical. "
" You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly. "
" To get ready to climb Everest, I did a lot of hill running with a daypack on and a lot of underwater swimming. I would swim a couple of lengths underwater and then a couple above. It gets your body going with limited oxygen. "
" My work is all about adventure and teamwork in some of the most inhospitable jungles, mountains and deserts on the planet. If you aren't able to look after yourself and each other, then people die. "
" You're not human if you don't feel fear. But I've learnt to treat fear as an emotion that sharpens me. It's there to give me that edge for what I have to do. "
" Well, wolves will pretty rarely hunt. You're vulnerable if you're on your own or injured. But for lone wolves, get up high, show them that you're not injured, face 'em off, be authoritarian with it, and look 'em in the eye. "
" When I'm in 'Man vs. Wild' mode, it's not pleasure. Every sensor is firing and I'm on reserve power all the time and I'm digging deep - and that's the magic of it as well, and that's raw and it's great. "
" You can't live someone else's expectations in life. It's a recipe for disaster. "
" Survival is not about being fearless. It's about making a decision, getting on and doing it, because I want to see my kids again, or whatever the reason might be. "
" My favorite moments? Where it's all going swimmingly, the sun's out and I've got a fire going and a nice snake on the barbecue. "
" And Jesus, the heart of the Christian faith is the wildest, most radical guy you'd ever come across. "
" Christianity is not about religion. It's about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It's about finding joy and finding home. "
" I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it. "
" A man's pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance. "
" My faith is an important part of my life and over the years I've learnt that it takes a proud man to say he doesn't need anything. It has been a quiet strength and a backbone through a lot of difficult times. "