One of the most painful experience one could ever face in life. Your skin could freeze within seconds, so little oxygen that makes digestion of the food nearly impossible and eyes can get totally blinded. Then why do people still climb the Mount Everest is a question still unsolved and the mystery yet to be answered. When we asked some of the people who either have successfully completed this deadly spree or are willing to do one we got varied answers. The most common being, It is there! George Mallory, said that no matter how cliche and stupid it might sound the fact that the Mount Everest exists and stands as the most intimidating and challenging adventure.
One of the other most heard assumption was that, We are crazy. When asked to the people themselves they didn’t have any clear explanation and well defined goal. They believe that there is perhaps a bigger logic, deeper sanity and deeper meaning which is far beyond explanation.
When we asked Cirque de Soliel, he said that mastering the art of climbing, jumping, skating, crawling and possibly everything that a primitive man used to do.
It is like a drug. That feeling is irreplaceable. One gets trapped in the monotony of the daily life doing the same chores, meeting the same people and going to the same workplace. Krakauer described his life as a series of monotonous events that thus climbing the Everest gave him the right amount of high he was looking for.
It is healing. As it is said, in order to forget one pain one must experience a higher degree of pain. That is what climbing of the Everest calls for. Some some it is medicine. And for some it is retreat.