I’m climbing Mount Everest because I can. Because, to be able to climb that high and see that kind of beauty that nobody ever sees, it’ll be a crime not to.
You, my friends, are following in some very famous footsteps. A histroy made famous by George Everest, George Mallory, Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary…
We don’t need competition between people. This competition, between every person and this mountain. The last word always belongs to the mountain.
I have kids. I thought I told you their’s… their elementary school back home. I’ve been going and talking to the kids there and they actual helped me raised some of the money to come and gave me a flag to plant on the Summit and… so, I was thinking maybe it’s… they see an… a regular guy can, you know, follow impossible dreams. Maybe they will be inspired to do the same, I guess.
For those of you who dare face the dreams, Adventure Consultants offer something beyond the power of words to describe. And why don’t we describe it in the brochure. Because it’s mostly just pain.
Human beings simply aren’t built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747. Once we get above here, above the South Col, our bodies will be literally dying and I mean literally dying. It’s not called the Death Zone for nothing.