Everest is climbed step by step and each person must take those steps on their own. Nobody can do this for you. However, it is the team that gives the individual the power to perform.
My last blog focused on the destructive effects that poor leadership can have on a team. This blog will look at how to achieve success through good leadership. There is more to team success than leadership … team members do play a critical role … however, great leadership can make even a dysfunctional team great. [...]
This team of climbers will trek to Everest base camp and then embark on a summit attempt on Island Peak. Amputations, burns, gunshot wounds and post traumatic stress disorder that they have endured in combat will add to the grueling challenges that they will face on the mountain.
Inexperienced climbers have a very narrow working window. When situations crop up that are outside of this window they are at a loss as to what to do.
The warm temperatures of spring arrived earlier than normal and as the first teams were arriving at base camp in early March they could tell this was going to be an odd year. Odd on Everest is usually not a good thing.
As we all know this was a deadly season on Everest with 11 people losing their lives. I think it is time we re-think our approach to climbing the tallest and one of the most dangerous mountains on the planet.
I see climbing Everest as a calculated risk. Our lives are full of risk and we are better for it.
The basic rule, and it is a very harsh one, is that once above 8,000 metres if you cannot walk down under your own power you are not coming down.
Eight thousand metres is a special line in the climbing world referred to as “the death zone”. While this is a very dramatic term, it means exactly what it says.
As a climber and a team and leadership specialist I wanted to take some time to discuss the recent tragic events on Mount Everest. You may have heard in the news about the deaths on Everest over the last few days. Everest is a dangerous place and deaths are part of every climbing season. However, [...]