There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.
The life can always change for any of us, and the one who was on the bottom once might turn up on the top when you least expect it, and vice versa.
When it comes to Steven Magee versus the 1.4 billion dollar Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, the established biological science on the toxicity of very high altitudes to summit workers is on Magee’s side.
Biological science is clear that the Mauna Kea Observatories must be shut down to protect the long term health of the summit workers. It will be interesting to see how long astronomers willfully ignore the science.
I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
I really haven't liked the commercialization of mountaineering, particularly of Mt. Everest. By paying $65,000, you can be conducted to the summit by a couple of good guides.