SPOILER Gandalf Scales the Summit - Ian McKellen's Grey Book
Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Frodo (Elijah Wood) lead the Fellowship through the mountains.
Here is a brief excerpt:
It is not surprising that [Sir Edmund] Hillary should be from New Zealand, where the land is a challenge and an inspiration. These last months I have driven across it, flown over it, boated and tramped. For the first time, I wish my father had taught me to climb. It is in many places a wilderness, not rivalling the Himalayas but perfect for the Fellowship's journeyings. After all, not even Frodo and Sam could make it up Everest unaided.
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