I was reading an old essay from the 1020s this morning and in it was this statement:
“The highest mountains have yet to be climbed.”
Well, that is not so today. But it led me to wonder…
Do mountaineers, who famously climb mountains, “because they are there”, dream at night of the possibility of being the first human to climb Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest (known) mountain in the solar system?