I had summited Everest in honor of other LGBTQ youth who face discrimination and harassment, and also to send a message: You can do it. Find your Everest. Find it and climb it and stand on top and exult in the sun rising over the vast horizon.
After three days of being tossed around on the ship, struggling to hold onto my bed while sleeping and avoiding the furniture that was literally flying across the cabin at one point, we have arrived in Antarctica.
There are big books that you buy for people you don't completely care about -- gift books, coffee table books. And then there are books like Mountain, books that cost you something to look through, books that repay the effort.