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“ Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”

I don’t get it — maybe because I’m not a climber, but thousands of people do. In fact, over 4,000 climbers have conquered the peak, and only 305 of those have died. Over 200 frozen bodies remain on the mountain as a grim reminder that a failure here can mean death.

I’ve never yearned to climb Mt Everest, but I did want to climb Fujisan when I was visiting my…

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Adrienne Beaumont 🇦🇺

Adrienne Beaumont 🇦🇺

I’m an Australian who loves to write about travel and my daily life as a mother and grandmother as well as my past experIences- all true. I publish almost daily

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