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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Success is a round-trip

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....