When resting means death

Two climbers died in a weekend snowstorm on Mount Rainier a few years ago. The men carried warm clothes, sleeping bags, tents and other items with them. They had everything they needed to save their lives. But instead of using what they had brought with them to survive, they first sat down to rest.. and died of exposure.

The climb can be tough. In those desperate moments when exhaustion overwhelms us, we have to choose to go beyond what we think we can do. Otherwise, no amount of preparation can save us.

Stephen Goforth