Climbing one of the world’s tallest peaks is on the bucket lists of many people. But not every adventurer can, should, or even wants to do it. Mountain climbing requires considerable planning and support, practical considerations, and much time away from work—which means it also involves the availability of others to provide coverage. It also helps to have a great team. Once begun, some climbers are unable to summit. Each of these factors means that difficult decisions may be necessary to determine if the right time to climb exists, and when.1-3
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