As I plan a trip for Europe this coming summer with a friend, I see how much fun "adventuring" can be. Of course, I am no match for women who have scaled mountains or traveled to the, literally, ends of the Earth.
While individual legs aren't all super complicated, the facts that you're operating on much less oxygen in your blood, way below freezing, with gear that weighs you down, in clothes that encumber you, and on little sleep after weeks of getting there, conspire to make an Everest summit super hard.
Climbing Everest is no simple occasion -- as you can tell from Dickinson's photos. The weather can change at the drop of a hat and the varying air pressures can be a huge issue if you're not properly trained. Considering Dickinson reached the summit on his own is incredible.
I just walked into my dad's room. He is in deep sleep, and has a baby-like happiness and calmness on his face. I've seen his Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) progressing further over the last few months to a point where he spends his entire day on the bed.