When I think back to my Everest trek, I rarely think of the hardships, but it is fascinating to consider all that I faced. Foot injures, nerve injuries, cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, exhaustion; none of it stopped me, nor does it stop most trekkers. At home, I would easily take the day off for any of these ailments, but in the mountains, a day off is not possible. The mountains mold you.
In the forest deep, Fly the fairies we dream of in afternoon sleep And the trees do sway To the working water’s tunes, Slowly sculpting