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George Mallory died climbing Everest. His Great War letters reveal why for him, and many of his generation, life had to be lived to the full

“People ask me, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?' and my answer must at once be, 'It is of no use.'There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever... If you cannot understand...that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life.” - George Mallory