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Mountaineer Andrew Lock: Climbing Everest Was Worth the Risk

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Ah, movies. Is there no end to your ability to show me things that I’ll never, ever do? This fall, we’re getting The Walk, in which a guy walks on a tightrope 110 stories above the ground. The Martian will feature a guy stranded on Mars, a destination to which you can now sign up to go. (I’ll pass on both of these, thanks.) And on Friday, we have Everest, the story of an expedition climbing to the peak of Earth’s highest mountain. Sure, they get up to the top OK, but when a killer snowstorm strikes before they can get down, that’s when they run into trouble. Big trouble. What kind of person would subject himself to that? Meet…

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