Best 50 of Summit quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I consider myself fortunate that I spent three years working at 7,775 feet before spending five years working at 13,796 feet on the summit of Mauna Kea. I can only wonder how much more severe my long term very high altitude sickness could have been without the initial adaptation to the lower altitude.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

Based on what I observed during my time in high altitude astronomy, mental illness was prevalent in the summit workers.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

For some workers in very high altitude astronomy, their daily round trip commute from home to the mountain summit was approximately six hours.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Peter Matthiessen

My foot slips on a narrow ledge; in that split second, as needles of fear pierce heart and temples, eternity intersects with present time. Thought and action are not different, and stone, air, ice, sun, fear, and self are one. What is exhilarating is to extend this acute awareness into ordinary moments, in the moment-by-moment experiencing of the lammergeier and the wolf, which, finding themselves at the center of things, have no need for any secret of true being. In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us…the present moment. The purpose of mediation practice is not enlightenment’ it is to pay attention even at unextraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of now into each event of ordinary life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack London

He was justifying his existence, than which life can do no greater; for life achieves its summit when it does to the uttermost that which it was equipped to do.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I regard taking healthy sea level adapted children to the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea as a form of child abuse.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

The senior managers would advise their staff to take a break and breath oxygen when they started to exhibit ‘Summit Brain’.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Reaching the top of a high mountain is just a personal victory. But for a victory to be important for the society, it has to be useful for the humanity!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

If you want to make astronomers uncomfortable, you ask to see the health study of all very high altitude workers at the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) since 1967 that details what illnesses and diseases all current and past summit workers have developed and what they died from.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

Based on the medical evidence that clearly states that being above 10,000 feet is hazardous to the health of sea level adapted humans, it is clear that all of the manned facilities on top of the 13,796 feet Mauna Kea summit in Hawaii should be removed and the summit restored back to its native environment.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Steven Magee

When I worked in high altitude astronomy, the worst sickness that I experienced was not at the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea Observatory (MKO) in Hawaii, it was at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in Arizona at the much lower altitude of 6,875 feet. Due to my very high altitude experiences, I knew that this strange sickness was not primarily caused by altitude sickness and was most likely Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). After reporting various behavioral problems in all of the staff to the management team, my contract was not renewed, I was unable to legally protect the health and safety of the workers that I was responsible for, troubleshooting of this environmental problem stopped and I left in a sickened state for my next position before I could find the root cause.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucretius

The highest summits and those elevated above the level of other things are mostly blasted by envy as by a thunderbolt.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I observed many employees displaying Mauna Kea Sickness (MKS) on the very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

At the W.M. Keck Observatory on the very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, there was no routine monitoring of mental functioning, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure or heart rate of summit workers.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

The summit of Mauna Kea was definitely a place where it was better to be a hard to replace skilled engineer than an easy to replace technician. It was my experience that once you had developed Mauna Kea Sickness that the management team would blatantly harass you out of your job using nasty inhumane human resources techniques.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Guy Deutscher

So if you, O subsequent ones, ever deign to look down at us from your summit of effortless superiority, remember that you have only scaled it on the back of our efforts. For it is thankless to grope in the dark and tempting to rest until the light of understanding shines upon us. But if we are led into this temptation, your kingdom will never come.

By Anonym 17 Sep

James Rozoff

No, not conquer, that is too foolish a world. Any man who scales a mountain is still but a man, a transient speck compared to the immensity and permanence of a mountain .

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

At the age of 45, most days in Tucson were spent feeling like I was on the summit of Mauna Kea, as I was exhibiting debilitating health symptoms that corresponded to what I saw at very high altitude. I was later to find that I had erratic low blood oxygen levels after almost a decade of high altitude work.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Magee

The ‪incorrect ‪acclimatization guide for the 13,796 feet high summit of ‪Mauna‬ ‪Kea‬: ‘It's important to acclimatize at least a 1/2 hour (1 to 1 ½ hours for first timers) at the Hale Pohaku facility or the Visitor Information Station (9,200 foot/2,800 m level) before going to the summit.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

To reach the top you don’t have to climb up to the top; just define a height as the top, that’s’ it, very simple! Don’t let the summits determine your altitude; let the height you like be your summit!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

Biological science is clear that the Mauna Kea Observatories must be shut down to protect the long term health of the summit workers. It will be interesting to see how long astronomers willfully ignore the science.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

One of the nice features of working the astronomy night shift atop Mauna Kea was that I would get to watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset daily. I was later to realize that watching sunsets at 13,796 feet was undesirable for the biological health of sea level adapted humans.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

Astronomers rarely visit the summit of Mauna Kea. They sit in near sea level offices and obtain their astronomical data remotely using very high altitude workers on the summit of the mountain to control the telescope and computers.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

The summit of Mauna Kea should never have been developed as it is not safe for humans up there. I am now locked into an endless loop of doctors visits for what appears to be classic very high altitude heart, lung & brain damage because I was unfortunate enough to have worked there.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Magee

The Mauna Kea night shift was an 18 hour night in wintertime at the 13,796 feet summit (before sunset to after sunrise) with insufficient time for adequate sleep before the next night shift. Night shift was between 5 and 8 nights long and we slept at 9,200 feet. We sat at a desk staring at four large computer monitors and a large cathode ray tube television. I would also use my Wi-Fi laptop computer. I would have extreme fatigue by the end of every night shift and have chapped lips which I now associate with exposure to the artificial light from the computer screens. A good day of sleep between shifts was rare and starting the next shift fatigued was normal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

Any employer that is informing their workers that they may develop ‘Summit Brain’ and directs their employees to use drugs to do their job needs to be shut down.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

If you support the biologically toxic 1.4 billion dollar Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, then you are endorsing astronomers illegally damaging their summit workers health.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Pride is born as a mountaintop on a valley, but dies as an abyss in which it is too deep and too dark to see the better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Harri Holkeri

I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new impetus to the work of the United Nations.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

Gastrointestinal problems were a feature of working at the very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Steven Magee

When I worked on the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea we were advised to only use the medical oxygen after the daily headaches appeared and that just 15 minutes use was all that was needed to clear up the headaches for a while before we would need it again. We were not advised to use medical oxygen continuously as the Federal Aviation Regulations advises pilots to do. We were not advised to use pulse oximeters to monitor our blood oxygen levels or that the company medical oxygen should have been routinely administered only with our doctors prescription.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Summit of a mountain is not the upper end of that mountain because every mountain has a soul higher than his body!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

There was a serious shortage of oxygen administration equipment for treating ‘Summit Brain’ in the workers at the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) in Hawaii.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I had never been fired out of a job until I worked at the very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea. Afterwards, I was either fired or harassed out of every job until I became so sick that I filed for disability. I later discovered that Mauna Kea is biologically toxic to the sea level adapted human.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Steven Magee

When I worked at the W. M. Keck Observatory on the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, we would routinely be engulfed in cold clouds of helium and nitrogen gas as we discharged it into the video camera systems daily. The management team never warned us that we were in a hazardous oxygen deprived environment during this activity that was known for its ability to adversely affect physical and mental health, and possibly bring on death by asphyxiation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the summit of being.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Faith is the summit of the Torah.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

At the W.M. Keck Observatory on the very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, there was no routine monitoring of mental functioning, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure or heart rate of workers.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Tamuna Tsertsvadze

The life can always change for any of us, and the one who was on the bottom once might turn up on the top when you least expect it, and vice versa.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

My job was called “Summit Lead” when on the very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea. A few of us would rotate through this position during the weekdays, as we only worked part time on the summit. One of the other “Summit Lead’s” died from fatal gastrointestinal disease. He had spent far more time on the summit than I ever did and had accumulated much larger biologically toxic exposures.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Steven Magee

When it comes to Steven Magee versus the 1.4 billion dollar Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, the established biological science on the toxicity of very high altitudes to summit workers is on Magee’s side.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

Mauna Kea Sickness (MKS) in the summit workers is the inconvenient truth of the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO).

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Mcphee

The summit of Mount Everest is marine limestone.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

If you are looking for a career that may induce a myriad of health conditions into you, I can recommend working at the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I had two definite encounters with Hawaiian spirits. The first occurred on the forested slopes of Mauna Kea where I spent the night receiving instruction from a spirit. The second was an encounter with Poli’ahu, the snow goddess of Mauna Kea, that occurred near the summit of the sacred Hawaiian mountain.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

Empty plastic water bottles at near seal level would become pressurized by the time we reached the very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea and empty plastic water bottles at the summit would become crushed by the time we were near sea level.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

If I were asked ‘Is it safe?’ by a person considering working atop the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, my response would be ‘It is a biologically unsafe workplace for sea level adapted humans.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jon Krakauer

But then suddenly there was no place higher to go. I felt my cracked lips stretch into a painful grin. I was on top of the Devil's Thumb. Fittingly, the summit was a surreal, malevolent place, an improbably slender wedge of rock and rime no wider than a file cabinet. It did not encourage loitering. As I straddled the highest point, the south face fell away beneath my right boot for twenty-five hundred feet; beneath my left boot the north face dropped twice that distance.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I was on the Big‬ ‪Island‬ of ‪Hawaii in 2015 and managed to characterize the ionizing ‪‎radiation‬ ‎levels‬ in the south of the island. ‪Mauna‬ ‪Kea‬ was the radiation hot zone with approximately a doubling of radiation levels at the Mauna Kea Visitors Center at 9,200 feet as compared to sea level. I did not venture to the summit due to the known biologically harmful environmental conditions to the sea level adapted human that exist at 13,796 feet.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I saw a guy faint at the W. M. Keck Observatory, he stepped out from the tour group and said to me "I'm feeling sick" and then his eyes rolled back and his knees gave way! The group caught him on his way to the ground and he got free emergency medical oxygen for half an hour before being evacuated off the summit by his tour group!!! His friends stated that he was considered the healthiest person in the group while he was gasping for breaths of life on the summit of Mauna Kea! Never saw him again.