more than two decades of climbing, it was the most
brutal climb of Kelly’s life. The climbing was
excruciatingly slow. But finally their efforts paid
off. They were at the summit. His spirits rose as
he thought, Now we have a chance.
They had reached the top and a way of escape. At least
that’s what they initially thought.
However, the brief
flash of hope was almost immediately extinguished.
On the mountain top they found whiteout conditions
with raging winds up to one hundred miles per hour.
The winds were blowing so hard and so much snow was
whipping around them that it was impossible for one
to hear what the other was saying. They motioned for
everyone to move forward. They needed each other to
push on in the extreme weather conditions.
They headed south a
short way but soon realized that finding shelter was
more important. The risk from exposure was death.
The guys could barely stand. It seemed that the wind
was targeting them, trying to knock them off the summit.
One wrong move could result in all of them taking
a disastrous fall to their deaths.
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