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Gasping for air (and good business sense) at the summit of Mount Everest

Standing at 28,000 feet, a few scant yards from successfully summiting Mount Everest without an oxygen tank to breathe from, was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life. I had dreamt about it since I was fourteen years old.   But it was also one of the most terrifying.   I had been without oxygen for way too long, my speed was slowing down, my thoughts were becoming garbled.
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