“We were marooned at Camp One and feeling pretty vulnerable. And yet, there was even more danger below us." The 2015 Gorka Earthquake killed 8,790 people — including 19 on Mt. Everest — and left more than 22,000 others injured. The quake hit just before noon, Nepal Standard Time; shortly after Jim Davidson reached Camp One.
Thank You for this post. It helps to read about others who have endured adversity and survived. The times we are living through in 2022 lead us to think more about suffering through adversity with the right stuff.
"Jim describes this challenge with the Buddhist saying: After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. Your goal is not your final destination. Afterward, you go back to your normal life, routine, and chores. But you return an improved person, with a different understanding to apply to that routine."
Yes, exactly. Hopefully we will all be able to return to some kind of normality.
Cole, this was a fascinating interview.