Sir Edmund Hillary
Height: 29,035 ft (8,850 m)
Edmund Hillary was challenged to take on an insurmountable obstacle: Mt Everest
Before Hillary successfully reached the summit, two other expeditions got close. Many people still wonder if they might have been the first to make it to the top of Mount Everest. However, since no one made it back down the mountain alive, perhaps we'll never know for sure. Regardless we know Hillary did make it to the top and back in 1953.
The Dangers of Climbing the Highest Mountain in the World
Climbing Mount Everest is extremely dangerous. Besides the freezing weather and the obvious potential for falls, climbers suffer from the effects of the extreme high altitude, often called "altitude sickness."
The high altitude prevents the human body from getting enough oxygen to the brain, causing HYPOXIA. Any climber who climbs above 8,000 meters or 26,246 feet could get altitude sickness and the higher they climb, the more severe the symptoms become. This altitude is considered the human vertical limit.
NOTE: No one climbs Everest alone!
Hillary had a Sherpa, or helper and guide. His name: Tenzing Norgay
Without Tenzing, Everest would have been impossible for Hillary. Tenzing was smart enough to gather a team and make base camp. Together Tenzing, his team and Hillary made history.
Put a pin in that thought and let’s get to more recent events …
I had to climb an undefeated mountain.
100% fatal. 0% cure rate. Un-beaten.
This was something I had to tackle, then I realized I can't do this alone. I remembered Edmund Hillary and he needed a guide to succeed.
Meet my Tenzing Norgay...
We have to trust each other completley. In turn she has to rely on a supportive team.
You may be asking, "ME? How am I helping?"
With words of encouragement, cards, visits, phone calls, and making positive comments on this blog!!
God is blessing us with hundreds of readers from ten different countries!
When you comment, your words bless many people. Pray, then write something.
Please tell me what's your Everest?
Let me and others know we are not alone in our struggles. Sites like Facebook only show the "pretty" side of life. Seeing all the vacations, and family pics leaves me and others feel isolated. Am I the only one suffering?
Tell me if you are facing:
· health issues,
· loss of a loved one,
· money troubles,
Remember, you are not conquering the issue but yourself!
I am not fighting ALS. I must conquer myself first! I have to focus upward.
Letting others know your Everest will bless them. It will show them we are all on a similar journey. The enemy wants us to feel alone. I refuse. I plan on sharing all my failures, concerns, and pain in a transparent way.
Share and bless His people. Help my Tenzing and help me.
My next blog will show you HOW to take on your Everest ... stay tuned.