“Alpinists who’ve survived a lifetime of close scraps counsel young proteges that staying alive hinges on listening carefully to one’s inner voice. Tales of climbers who decided to remain in sleeping bags after detecting some strange vibe and thereby survived a catastrophe that wiped out others who failed to heed the portents.

I didn’t doubt the value of paying attention to subconscious cues. The ice underfoot emitted a series of loud cracking noises, like small trees being snapped in two, and I felt myself wince with each pop and rumble from the glacier’s shifting depths. But my inner voice resembled…

Ian Mathews

Owner of 5on4 Group | Senior executive for two Fortune 500 companies | Regular contributor for Forbes.com | Author of the 5on4 blog (5on4.group/more)

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