“Nothing can replace courage, a resounding motivation and that little bit of luck.” — Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist

In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first mountaineers to reach the summit of Mt Everest as part of the 9th British Expedition to Everest. In the 30 years prior to Norgay and Hillary’s successful expedition there had been a number of failed summit attempts. So why did Hillary and Norgay succeed when faced with limited oxygen, freezing temperatures and an uncharted path forward? There were certainly moments where lesser explorers would have turned their…

Fraser Christie

Investor at TDM Growth Partners

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