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Everest Epic 佛蘭西斯.楊赫斯本 3540Words 2023-02-05
The tragic news immediately spread throughout the world, and everywhere aroused sympathy.The king sent a letter of condolences to the families of the two climbers and the expedition team, and asked a member of the Everest committee to provide him with all the details he could.His Majesty the King was particularly interested to know how the accident had happened, because at first it was assumed that an accident had killed the two climbers.At first, Norton sent only a brief telegram, followed by a more detailed one.No one knows what happened to the last summit attempt, and most assume that Malory and Irving died in an accident on the mountain, possibly at the dangerous North Col.

There was a sense of relief, almost triumph, in the second telegram, for Norton said in it that the two climbers had nearly reached the summit, and that he and Somerwell had passed twenty-eight thousand feet.Malory and Irving didn't sacrifice their lives for nothing; they created something memorable. Letters of sympathy and condolences were sent from mountaineering groups around the world to the British Mountaineering Society and the Royal Geographical Society.The mourning ceremony was held in Birkenhead (Birkenhead), because that place happened to be the common hometown of Malory and Irwin; in addition, Magdalene College of Cambridge University and Melton College of Oxford University (Merton College) also held a memorial service.The most important thing is that after the expedition returned to China, a meeting was held in St. Peter's Basilica led by Douglas.A national memorial service initiated by Frisfield.

The King and Queen Alexander, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and Prince Arthur of Connaught were all represented at the memorial service.General Bruce, Colonel Norton, almost all the members of the three expeditions, the chairman of the Royal Geographical Society and most of the review committee members, and the members of the British Mountaineering Association and most of the members were present.In addition, a large crowd of people also attended the rally.The chief priest of St. Peter's Basilica recites the liturgy himself.At the special request of the Everest Committee, Dr. Paget, Archbishop of Chester in the diocese of Malory's pastor's father, delivered a speech.

The thoughts and feelings of those who participated in these expeditions and those responsible for planning were vividly expressed by the archbishop.His speech was included in the December 1924 issue of the Geographal Journal and can be reviewed here.He started with this verse from the Bible: In whose heart is your way, and then said: Doubtless many people know what the phrase Asceniones in corde suo disposuit means in the Latin version of the Psalms. The Latin of this phrase is used more often than English and by more Christians. familiar.If it had to be said in our language, it would be: He was determined to go up.

What the psalmist is referring to is a climb that is neither steep nor dangerous.The journey was long and dull at best, and a somewhat adventurous enterprise for quiet souls whose dwellings are far from the sanctuary of God.But that path will take him up, will lead him where he longs to be.Whether in memory or in prospect, that road is dear to him.He has settled on it; he loves the upward path.This is his unchanging truth. Asceniones in corde suo disposuit (He has resolved to go up). Far from the easy pilgrimage, the mountainous challenge has united many of those here today as close companions.Your marvelous unanimity has given great significance to your gathering in this house of God, for the community of lovers of the mountains is more closely related to one another than to any other community. To be closer, to be more closely related, to love each other more deeply.It is very natural and very good that you, before the big assembly tonight, be in church, in the presence of God, to remember the dead friend whose name is stamped in gold in your record books.

We timid flat walkers can't pretend to understand your love of mountains.But if from afar, from a pitifully low place, we can also look down on the peaks, know the silence of the snow, have a wide view, experience the refreshingness of breathing in the sharp air, and be able to see the perfect blue in the sky. (With your goodness, you must believe that even the humble can breathe the spirit of the mountain), will anyone wonder that the mountain is so attractive to the real climber?Is anyone else puzzled by your devotion to the heights? Asceniones in corde suo disposuit. (He has decided to go up) Is this sentence rather the motto of the British Mountaineering Association?

I was invited to speak only because they were both compatriots of our country and from the Diocese of Chester.After all, I can barely speak a few words here on behalf of their families and those who love them the most.I firmly believe that the people I represent know very well and value your presence and intentions very much.They are all very grateful to you.I have asked them to tell me something about the childhood and early years of their eminent children.From those stories, we can see their quiet and humble strength, infinite perseverance, great and tender love for their families, transparent and pure hearts, and the deep feelings that make their parents very grateful and proud. And simple things.I wish you had attended our meeting at Birkenhead; that was nearer their home.Although the gathering was not as grand as this one, it was no less grand, and its intention was to express everyone's love to them and their families.

Those sacrifices written with love are so subtle and convincing.When we read it, it is not difficult to foresee the memorial service in Winchester, Shrewsbury, Cambridge and Oxford, then in the Alps, in Spitsbergen, and finally on Everest, How touching it would be.It is the same George who concealed his excellent leadership qualities with an impenetrable appearance of humility, who insisted on taking responsibility when disasters struck, and who saved other lives with his incredible mind and never took credit for it.Malory; he reminds us that we are all comrades in things like that!Yes, Andrew.The same goes for Irwin: despite his astonishing intelligence and teenage success in mountaineering, he still smiles when he has to do the most menial of jobs, or have to use his enormous physical strength to carry someone else's burden . Ascensiones in corde suo disposuit. (He has determined to go up).Is it just the love for Gaoshan that is enough to make them make up their minds?No; rather: with mountain love comes spiritual exaltation, the ultimate in courage, unselfishness, and good-nature; these are not necessarily steps and clear-sightedness to go up, but also compassion, friendship, and pure heart.

For the record of climbing Mount Everest is indeed of great help to mankind, if not helping people to feel the mystery of the mountain, at least it will help them to integrate more deeply and more reverently into the spirit of mountaineers. We are very grateful to the expedition team for telling us all about the expedition, their fortified actions, their great achievements, and those beautiful photos.These records and documents of all mankind are told and presented to us most clearly in St. Peter's Basilica today.That unquenchable elation, that incredible courage, that zeal for work, that refusal to praise!You have indeed planted in us the idea of ​​the Ascension: you have helped us see the scene above more than you can imagine.Anything that is true, noble, just, innocent, lovable, and of good repute, if any manly virtue, if any praise counts, you have helped us to think in that direction.

Note ①The original text Ascensiones is capitalized, referring to the ascension of Christ, which means that the various performances of British climbers have greatly improved the spirit of their countrymen.Annotation George.Malory, Andrew.Irving, so lovely and cheerful in life, will not be parted from us in death. It seems that although God intends for us to learn, but often hides the simple, solemn beauty He teaches us, and that beauty is hard to resist.Well, here it is!The cloud parted for a moment, and you could see the two of them walking steadily toward the summit.That was your last glimpse of them, and whether they made it to the summit remains a mystery.This mystery will one day be solved.The ruthless mountain is silent and does not answer.

But that final ascent, with the mysterious beauty of the great mystery, shows not only the heroism of the climbers, even though they ascend the highest mountain in the world So go to the stars! What will you think: when the kingly soul is the way up to the Lord's abode; when the way up is through death to eternal life; when the way up is getting hands clean The pure in heart go to the hills of the Lord, and ascend to his temple; when he who walks this way of ascent says: I will go first and prepare a place for you, for where I am you may be also. ☆☆ Noble intentions must end with noble effects, lie down noblely, Leaving them nobler than the world expects Live and die. ☆☆ For those who are at ease on high indeed begin with strength and end with strength. On the same day, October 17th, the day when the memorial service was held in St. Peter's Basilica, the Royal Geographical Society and the British Mountaineering Association also jointly held a gathering at the Albert Hall in the evening. The former president of the Royal Geographical Society, Mr. Ronashe, chaired; General Bruce, Norton, O'Dell and Geoffrey.Bruce made a speech.The hall was packed; those who were unable to attend the morning memorial service were able to come to offer their praise and respect; Lord Ronachel asked everyone to stand in silence as a token of respect. This is how England honors her children. Malory was only a lecturer at Cambridge University, and Irving was a student at Oxford University; But they brought glory to the country, and the country honored them. We will never forget their names.
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