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Letters Mortality on Mount Everest

Important points in analysing deaths on Mount Everest

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b41 (Published 09 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b41

Climb Every Mountain (The Sound of Music)

Mount Everest is more than the tallest mountain on earth; it is a metaphor for
the ultimate challenge. Life presents each of us with a unique series of
opportunities and challenges. The task in life is to seize opportunities, face
challenges, and turn challenges into opportunities. Each of us is a lone
mountain climber scaling a unique mountain. And each of us needs creativity,
courage, companionship, determination, and luck.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 January 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA