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Galahad of Everest by DarthFar Galahad of Everest by DarthFar
"Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?"
"Because it's there."

George Herbert Leigh Mallory (18 June 1886 - 8?9? June 1924), British mountaineering legend. He and his partner Andrew "Sandy" Comyn Irvine disappeared on 8 June 1924 during the third British Everest Expedition while attempting a first ascent . Mallory's body was found 75 years later on 1 May 1999. Irvine's has not yet been found; and the question of whether they ever reached the summit remains a subject of research and debate.


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0.1mm Artline Drawing System technical pen
Campap 300g cold press felt marked surface watercolour paper

I'm still on a weird traditional art spree. >.< Don't ask.
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:iconcrazylankygirl:
Crazylankygirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Inspirational. Even if he didn't reach the summit.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Haha, I'll leave that bit to be debated on by the veteran climbers and Everest experts. :laughing: But yes, Mallory's an inspiration - and not just to climbers either!
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Ricky-Roo302 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
EXCELLENT ink rendering, quite unlike anything else that I remember from you.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Thank you, Ric! I like experimenting from time to time. ;)
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:iconjardel-karabella:
Jardel-Karabella Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant rendition of the man who showed us that it's not just important to get to the top, it's also important to get back down.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Paraphrasing Edmund Hillary are we? ;)
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:iconjardel-karabella:
Jardel-Karabella Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea what you mean.

No like for real, I don't.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Oh. :laughing:

This was what Sir Edmund Hillary had to say on the matter: "If you climb a mountain for the first time and die on the descent, is it really a complete first ascent of the mountain? I am rather inclined to think personally that maybe it is quite important, the getting down, and the complete climb of a mountain is reaching the summit and getting safely to the bottom again."

I just thought you were paraphrasing this, is all!
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Jardel-Karabella Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, no, that was my independent observation - mostly based off a childhood in the outback where it's rather critical to plan how you're going to get back from any given place before you plan how you're going to get there. ;)
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haius Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist
LOL, that is a good point indeed! XD
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