Because it's there?

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It is said that George Mallory was simply unprepared to say anything to the interviewers, although his three words became very famous, eventually.

There are some derivatives:
“Because money’s there” (a bank robber )
“Because the moon is there” (a presumed astronot)
“Because something’s there” (???)

Was “as it’s there” more appropriate expression than “because it’s there”? Or, Mallory should have said, “For it’s there.”

In the upper midwest USA I have heard nothing other than “because it’s there”. Apart from specific quotations in history, the term “for” (when providing reasoning) has all but disappeared in this particular region.

Perhaps I should clarify my statement.

I provide that “because” has replaced “for” and “as” in casual conversation when used as a conjunctive. Particularly when one is speaking of the past in justifying or providing reasons for a particular action or feat.

In a case where I would say “because it’s there” would be used after a person had already prefaced with the question, “why did you climb it?”.

If I were to offer my reasons for climbing something without being asked I would most likely say “Because it [the mountain] was there, I climbed it.” I would still be correct in saying “Due to it [the mountain] being there, I climbed it.” but it would not be the first choice of those in my region.

Hi Yutaka. There is a old English joke about a mountain climber who climbs the tallest mountains in the world. Somebody asked him why he climbed the mountain. His answer was, “because it is there.”