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The waiting game. So much of climbing big mountains is balancing health against weather against risk against desire.... and on down the rabbit hole. Time gives way to introspection which leads to the dance between doubt and confidence. A place that can kill you demands respect. But when does rational fear mandate action? If I wasn't scared, I'd be stupid. But if I let fear control me, I no longer live fully. There are no answers, only more questions. Maybe that's why I come back...to keep learning. Just as my moods oscillate, so does my relationship to the terrain above. Fear is constant, but we all have the choice to move thru it. Last light on the apex of the planet. @adrianballinger @eddiebauer follow this years no O's attempt on Snap at #EverestNoFilter

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_retrato

Nice! ❤️

theresemday

Be patient and trust your instincts and abilities. I am in awe of your endeavor.

_sharma_jee_

@lawcase @nc_1479 @mandeepsingh25990 chalo yaar koi trek pe jaldi

gypsybelle505

The answers are always in the present moment.

samanovo

Eloquently said!

rico_siervo

👏🏽👏🏽chapeau! 🎩

kathypatterson55

Well, you teach that these doubts are all a part of the climb and are transitory. Good lesson for us down below @coryrichards

jgmeditation

You're so real. Thank you for sharing your inner most true self🙏🌟🕉👆

dimazreik

Challenging the mental comfort zones is what keeps us alive.

hussain20091968

Amazing shot 👍👏

lawcase

@_sharma_jee_ chalo

0pendragon

💙Balanced.

0pendragon

PS: I hope you are all feeling better. 💪

fabgirl.ca

💜Beautiful 💜

theerikabergman

Be well friend. 30 second hug comin' your way.

libre2017

I appreciate you sharing these deeper reflections that come from "dancing" with the Mountain... with the wisdom that arises from dancing on the edge of life & death. I bow to you. 🙏 P.S. If all conditions arise as potential peak bagging experience... get that AB up there without the darn O2. 👍🏼😎

roozenroach

Sweet pic; helpful reflection. Thanks and know many are with you Day by day...

calamitycarolphotos

🤞🤞awesome 👏

richardsjournal

You're giving us everything, Cory, your thoughts, courage and self doubt. I've never seen this before in such a high stakes adventure. In the end your life is everything. Period. Stay safe and stay strong. I admire your guts and drive.

ipekology

Wonderful

brianchofficial

Breathtaking 😙

turvenner

Love it !!

metgally

Amazing post

erryn_bee

Your photos are amazing! ❤️

adventure.girl.travels

it's helpful for me to hear the honesty of fear and then mental balance between belief and doubt. I'm familiar. Excellent posts! 👍👍👍💪💪🙏🏻👏👏👏🙏🏻👏

todayinireland

I spent 3 months in Nepal in 81-82 - nothing beats the view of the sun crossing the high Himals at dawn!!!

luxuryandminimal

would love to visit😘