publication date: Sunday, September 18, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)

category: Exploration

clue: No matter how many goos you guess right, you can't get higher than this New Zealander.

explanation: New Zealand-born Hillary became famous as the first mountain climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point in the world. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, E. M., and Bob Miller

trivia: Scott heard the famous mountain-climbing quote "because it's there" attributed to Hillary the day before he created this goo, so he wrote for the clue: "Why should you solve this goo? Because it's there." When players started guessing George Mallory, the real speaker of the famous quote, Scott quickly changed the clue to something else.


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