"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain."
- Vivian Greene
"I don't think we conquered Everest, I think the mountain relented."
"It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
"...even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve."
- Sir Edmund Hillary
"The only trips I regret are the ones I never took"
- Paddy Pallin
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Canada - 'Klondike Dancers'~~ The 34th International Snow Sculpture Contest (18 teams) was held at the main Odori Koen site. ~~
Klondike Dancers - "A gold miner comes down to Dawson City from his claim in the Klondike Gold Fields. There he meets a bar room girl in one of the famous saloons. They fall in love. They kiss. They dance the night away."
Germany - 'Going Home'"Our sculpture symbolized the first moment of life having passed from one world to the next. In that present moment we have both history and future. We emerge from the sea of life helped by those we love, both behind and ahead."