Everest’s 10 Greatest moments

// April 26th, 2012 // Climbing

At the time it felt like the greatest moment in Everest’s history perhaps because it was one of the greatest moments in the lives of those of us who made up this incredible team.

Photo from Shutterstock by Daniel Prudek

Reading this recent article in Outside magazine  ( http://ow.ly/axdBS ) caused me to pause, reflect and again consider the accomplishment.  I am incredibly proud to have been a part of this historic climb and to be a member of a team that only saw the possibilities in a sea of doubt and criticism.  Though the article makes no mention of a team, my blind friend Erik knows very well that this climb for any one of us would not have happened without the other.  In many ways it is hard to believe that we actually did this and now to see that years later the first blind ascent of Everest still stands as one of the top five moments is a compliment not only to the feat but also to the people like Erik and Pasquale Scaturro who dared to cast a vision and believe in achieving the “impossible.”

One Response to “Everest’s 10 Greatest moments”

  1. My name is Gabriel. I am 11 years old and have cerebral palsy.I love what you do to help physically challenged people reach the summit of their dreams! I am going to the top of Pikes Peak on July 4th! My friends and family are helping me and I am believing to encounter God in a very special way! I have many friends who also struggle physically and can not come with me, but I will carry them with me in my heart! The Peak is closed right now because of the fires. I am praying for God’s healing rain to put it out and restore what is lost. I love your stories and you are my new hero!

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