2.4. CLIMBING A DIFFERENT KIND OF MOUNTAIN

Is there anything in his life Schmidt wants to accomplish and hasn't yet done? Yes, there is. "I've always wanted to climb Mt. Everest," he told a gathering of NASA scientists. "When you look at me, clearly that's not going to happen."[] He has, though, climbed vicariously using Google Earth, and he found Everest to be extremely cold.

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