How can you stay motivated?

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How do I motivate myself through so many years of arduous training and during the hardest time of my climbs?It is a question I get often. It's the same question I pondered again and again on mountain tops and in my everyday life.The…

There’s no magic program.

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I went to my coach David Memont (you can read the original post here) hoping for a magic training program that would make me strong and fast enough to climb Everest climb.One month later, I complained that my body composition didn’t change…

EVEREST LESSONS: WHY

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CLICK HERE TO READ EVEREST LESSONS: HOW   Now you can imagine, if you don’t have a deep WHY for climbing this mountain, what kind of torture would it be to debate every day “Is it worth it?” You have to want to climb because you…

Everest Lessons: HOW

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"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how" This famous quote from Nietzsche is the absolute foundation if you want to be successful in any hard endeavoring. To avoid making it an abstract philosophical discussion,…

Everest Lessons: How did it start?

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Before I dive into the lessons I learned from Everest, first of all, how did the whole thing start? The credit goes to the documentary movie “Touching the Void”. It was my first winter in Boston. As a fresh MBA graduate, I was working…

The most important lessons from Everest

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It's that time of the year again ... May always brings back the memory of Mount Everest. This year is the 11th year anniversary of my Everest summit. In 2004, inspired by the movie “Touching the Void”, I had this daydream of climbing…

Getting My Courage Back

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Have you always wanted to make some big changes in your life, but were held back by fear? Be it moving to a new place, changing career track, or starting a new business. Even you know that’s what your heart calls for, but you just couldn’t…

What I learned from Skiing Everest in a Day

Do you believe your daydreams can become a reality as soon as tomorrow?   Last week, I was skiing at Breckenridge in Colorado. At the end of the first day, I received from the resort an email with my “scorecard”. It said I skied…

Who Am I?

Have you ever had the experience, when you are asked to introduce yourself and you stumble, unsure of what to say after saying your name and where you are from? Or worse, you are introduced by the host, and you wonder, “Is that who I am in…