After chatting with several friends, I kept reminding them about what climbing success means or rather how to gauge success. My reminder was that success is simply a round trip. Upon my return, regardless of the outcome, I will be successful. Some may hold a different opinion or view my definition as a defeatist mentality where I built in failure from the start. I hold no such view. My aim is to summit. I will summit if allowed by luck, weather, and fitness. Overall, however, my climb will only be successful if I am able to return home to my family and friends.
Nothing wrong with a dash of realism sprinkled onto fanciful dreams.
Expect another update shortly....
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