"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
At the end of the century, I wanted to do a story on Sir Edmund Hillary. All the experts in the United States were carrying on about, essentially, the same characters -- Ruth, Jordan, Ali, maybe Jim Thorpe. But I thought that what Hillary had accomplished with the late Tenzing Norkay, his Sherpa guide, was perhaps the single greatest sporting achievement of the twentieth century.
Children's books don't always engage the audience they're intended for, which is why we asked 6-year-old Andrew Oglesby, son of CNN.com staffer Christy Oglesby, to review a selection of books for young readers.
Nepalese officials are investigating the Mount Everest record set by a Sherpa guide, after rival climbers questioned his claim to have raced from the base camp to the peak in a bare 8 hours and 10 minutes.