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. 
1/29/2017 6:00:00 PM,
Tom McKeown replied:
To conquer big goals and not live an ordinary life.