A group of “What’s Your Everest?” climbers pose atop Mount Elbert in June 2012. The “What’s Your Everest?” climb brings together the No Barriers community of supporters to raise funds and build relationships while overcoming a very present barrier: climbing a 14,000 foot mountain. Learn more about the annual event here.
“Breathing at 10,000 feet is interesting enough without feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest and you are going to jump out of your skin or go crazy. As soon as I started the climb I had a panic attack — what the heck is an out of shape, overweight 56 year old woman doing with this pack of young, fit soldiers?
But, dammit, I made it. Not pretty. In fact , kinda ugly. But I made it to my goal. Mainly by remembering what Jeff had said the night before — reaching the summit is far more mental than physical, and that we had to remember to keep our minds ...