I recently read a book called No Shortcuts to the Top by mountaineer Ed Viesturs, and was blown away!
Ed is a seemingly regular guy who decided to dedicate his life to climbing the world’s tallest mountains. He has scaled all fourteen 8000 meter peaks. By the end of the book, Ed and his climbing partner Vekka were the only survivors. All of the other climbers featured prominently in the book had died in the mountains.
Why? Why did Ed survive when so many other climbers perished?