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Scaling Mount Everest (Like Marriage or Advent) Requires Preparation

Nobody who wants to keep on living wakes up one morning and suddenly decides, "I think I'll climb Mount Everest today." Such a monumental assault requires training, preparation, and gear.

Lots of gear.

In fact, experts suggest those who climb Mount Everest should approach it with no fewer than three separate pairs of boots: double plastic climbing boots, fully insulated overboots, and light hiking ...

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