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If you had it to do over again, how would you do it?


Jon Krakauer

If you had it to do over again, how would you do it?
Question: If you had it to do over again, would you choose to climb Everest on your own terms, with your own team of friends, and without a professional guide service? Or would you write off the dream as illogical and stick to goals that don't demand such a high price in sacrifice and turmoil?

Dennis Williams
Alpine, UT
dwilliam@itsnet.com


Jon: Dear Dennis,

If I could turn back the clock and do it over again, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't go to Everest at all. The risks were far greater than I imagined, the physical demands were far greater than I imagined, and the pain and suffering were far greater than I imagined. I was way out of my league on Everest and should not have been up there in the first place.


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