Adamara Okeke asked Eric West, 8/6/2016 2:01:45 AM

What is the most common thing that drives people to climb Mt. Everest?

I imagine you've met a lot of interesting people during you treks up the mountains. Was there a common theme among the people you met? What is the most common thing that drives people to climb Mt. Everest? Or was it different for everyone? 

1/24/2017 9:15:16 PM,
Eric West replied:
Thanks for the questions. My expereince on Everest has proven that there a as many reasons to climb Everest as there are poeple climbing it. But the one common denominator for almost all climbers is a person goal to push one's physical and mental self futher than ever before. There is always a certain sort of selfishness that goes with climbing an 8,000 meter peak. 
Eric 
1/29/2017 6:00:00 PM,
Tom McKeown replied:
To conquer big goals and not live an ordinary life.