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Climber Diaries: Hopes and Fears on Mt Everest

Visionary people have pretty inspiring goals, with some doing things like climbing to Earth’s highest summit – Mount Everest – resting at 8,848 meters above sea level. Since 1953, the year Sir Edmund and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay recorded history’s first ascent to the Everest summit, there are nearly 1,000 annual attempts at climbing to the summit, with an average of 500 people actually making it to the top. While the idea of climbing the worl...

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The Mountain Reintroduced Me To My Daughter, and I'm In Awe

As humans, we are naturally wired to reach out and connect. While we form many bonds and relationships throughout our lifetimes, there are many variables that define and shape those relationships such as the roads we tread together. In the 20 years of mothering Lina, my only daughter among five children, we have been through many ups and downs together; but of all that we’ve been through, I will always remember the time we climbed Mount To...