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.