I know the dedication, focus and drive it takes to accomplish this feat and I am very happy for them all and wish them a safe descent.
Mount Everest is such an amazing laboratory and training ground for leaders and teams. The level at which you must communicate, lead, problem solve, build trust, and deal with change and risk is phenomenal. If you are looking for it you can see great examples of amazing leadership and teamwork and shocking displays of ineffective leadership and total lack of team. If you look closer you can easily see the factors that create success and failure.
Although climbing Mount Everest has become a big business for some and more and more people go every year don’t let anyone tell you it is easy and a walk in the park. Everyone who stands on top has earned it and risked their lives doing so. Yes, some are more experienced than others, and some have closer supervision from guides, but everyone who gets to the top does so under their own power. Nobody can be carried to the top.
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