"Something in man responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes to meet it: the struggle is the struggle of life itself, upward and forever upward......... What we get from this adventure is sheer joy." For the ordeal I had just undergone, joy might seem an odd description. But that is what I felt: the joy of accomplishment, of having been tested - the joy of being alive! The cares and complications of my life had receded into the valley. I had been to the mountaintop.
There are only three types of people: those who make
things happen, those who watch things happen and those who say, "What