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

Eric West
1/24/2017,
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 

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? 

Eric West
1/24/2017,
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 
Tom McKeown
1/29/2017,
Tom McKeown  replied:
To conquer big goals and not live an ordinary life.