The desert and the jungle have been forced to divulge their deepest secrets.
But Everest, with defenses greater than any of these, is still inviolate.
That is why my plane, the Flying Carpet, was drawn by the terrible beauty of
the Goddess before her – a gold and scarlet moth lured by this beckoning
flame of ice.
commenting about his attempt in 1930 to become the first person to fly over