It's time for the second part of our look back at the best quotes of a superb year for our athletes.
As we entered the spring of 2013 there were plenty of sporting achievements that deserve a mention, but we start with a milestone for one evergreen legend.
Robby Naish (pictured above) has been at the top of the windsurfing game for longer than he'd care to remember and we caught up with him on the occasion of his 50th birthday this year.
It is a big number for sure… and even a little bit scary. But in my head and in life I am trying to act as young as I feel which is pretty young most of the time. So far so good!
I’m of the opinion that alpinism has way too much to do with arts to be able to categorise achievements with prizes or awards. We are not athletes that fight over the best ascent; we are climbers and alpinists that live their ideas and dreams
David Lama was honoured with a special mention at the 2013 Piolets d’Or award ceremony for achieving the first free ascent – with Peter Ortner – of Cerro Torre in Patagonia. (In May, Lama and Dani Arnold also achieved a first ascent on Alaska's Moose's Tooth.)
Locals showed me images of pre-Inca people in feather suits. So for me it was continuing the legend and making it real – Jhonathan and myself were probably the first human beings flying above the Nazca Lines
Cedric Dumont on becoming the first person (with Jhonathan Florez) to fly without propeller or motor over the Nazca Lines in Peru – a dangerous and ancient dream. Check out the interview with Cedric here.
There are walls where there’s a nigh-on 100 per cent probability that you’re going to die, just because there’s basically always something crashing around you: falling rock, falling ice, everything. Things you can’t control which, to a certain extent, are beyond the realms of the predictable.
A proud Stefan Glowacz, pictured above on the opening night of the movie, on making a successful ascent of La Proa – a wall on Mount Roraima in South America – with Holger Hueber, told in the film Jaeger des Augenblicks.
I wanted to have the flattest jump possible in such thin air. It's so short, and your body needs to catch the air and the speed. It took three or four seconds to get to the speed I needed to fly. That's when I knew I would live
The unflappable Valery Rozov casually discusses the highest ever BASE jump on May 5 after leaping off Mt Everest from an altitude of 7,220m on the north side, after almost two years of planning and training.
I am hungrier and more focused than ever to continue trying to improve as an athlete and be the best I can be. Most importantly I want to continue having fun and making the most of my time on this planet
Winning the 83km La Advance Trail of the North Face Transgrancanaria in March 2013, made Ryan Sandes the first person in history to win an ultra-marathon trail run on every continent in the world. Find out how he did it at the Adventure channel.