publication date: Sunday, September 18, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
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, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, 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.