The last sentence, I believe, in Maurice Herzog's classic account of the first ascent of Annapurna 1 goes as thus:
"There are many more Annapurnas in the lives of men."
What a great metaphor.....I read it in a global sense...what can you achieve beyond the realm of climbing? ....In all aspects of a lifetime.
This is many great adventure.
Many because i doubt that ou decide one day to climb annapurna, take your crampon and buy your plane ticket.
What are the sacrifice, the training, the employer that you had to tolerate, the first encounter with death, the probabilistic risk assesment
When we red the forum, few time ago, I had the impression that many of you said:
Look how wonderfull it is, how my life was great and amasing, how happy I am....
but not for you my son...too risky!