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09:40

On Top of the World - Literally

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I'm looking at this photograph of George Atkinson who has just become the youngest person (at age 16) to complete the Seven Summits challenge by scaling the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. This is George on top of Mt. Everest. That's right, 8,848m above the rest of us, the world at his feet.

Two things cross my mind: How is it that, at the age of 11 years, you convince your parents to let you climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. And, after this, most everything else in life is going to seem like a cakewalk, I'm guessing.

Good for you, George. You make me feel lazy, but that's okay. I'm comfortable in this, and think you're an amazing young man.

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