Chapter Ten:

Reaching Your Summit


It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.

—Philip Adams

In order for people to be happy, sometimes they have to take risks. It’s true these risks can put them in danger of being hurt.

—Meg Cabot

Just do it.

—Nike marketing slogan


When I returned home from Mount Kilimanjaro, my summit climb attracted local publicity, and for a while, I was a minor celebrity. Excited by my success, many people told me, “Yeah, I would really like ...

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