This guy is crazy. He’s a Machine! His precision and commitment to training is unparalleled.
A little over 50 years ago Jim Whittaker became the first American to conquer Everest. Now, a half century later he sheds light on how he thinks and what it means to have a life well lived.
I love these lessons that Avery Stonich learned while climbing a couloir. Her insight describes what climbing is to a lot of us.
Here are the main lessons from her experience.
Lesson #1: You have to deal with what the mountain gives you.
Lesson #2: Be prepared to not achieve your objective. But don’t give up too soon.
Lesson #3: It’s mind over matter in the mountains.
Lesson #4: It’s really hard to pee on the side of a steep slope wearing a harness—with guys around.
Lesson #5: Mountains bring you into the moment.
Lesson #6: When the going gets tough, your soul starts to sing.
Lesson #7: The thrill of accomplishment makes it all worthwhile.