“My solar plexus was tight with fear as I ploughed on. Halfway up I stopped, exhausted. I could look down 10,000 feet between my legs, and I have never felt more insecure.”
On May 29, 1953, after months of trekking, braving fierce winds, and weathering extreme cold, the pair reached the 29,028-foot summit.
The climb was a testament to the duo’s strength and sheer willpower.
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves,” Hillary once said.
I’ve been thinking about that climb lately, and whether there’s a secret to finishing what we start.
As people and entrepreneurs, we often set out on ambitious projects, only to see our motivation fizzle far before we reach the peak.