My soul yearned to travel, but my body and mind were deeply afraid. This is where I made a decision: Certainty or uncertainty? The unknown was my compass and I decided to follow in the footsteps of uncertainty. The answer, I felt, was to be found deep in the Amazon forest. I had no idea what I was in for.
The story of the Canadian climber who died -- Shriya Shah-Klorfine -- has evolved. It now appears as though she was advised to turn around several times by the local sherpas and that she carried on beyond her limit. I am alive today because I had the humility to accept defeat on Everest, not once, but twice.