#41 | Climbing Mount Everest Part 1 (with Laurie Skreslet)
In 1982, Laurie Skreslet attempted to climb Mount Everest. He shares his thrilling adventure with a team of Canadians and Sherpas, facing dangerous avalanches, the closure of the only route up the mountain, and a life-changing moment.
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5 words and expressions in today's story:
- TO IGNITE: to start something, either literally by starting a fire or figuratively by sparking an idea or feeling, as Laurie discusses igniting a passion for climbing.
- LITTLE DID I KNOW: expresses discovering or experiencing something unexpectedly, often referring to unexpected consequences. For instance, loving a food you thought you would hate or finding a test more difficult than expected.
- DIVING BOARD: is a platform used for jumping off into a pool, commonly used in the sport of diving.
- LEAP: refers to a big jump, like a cat jumping from a table to the ground, or a sudden change, such as starting a business after years of working in the same job.
- TO GIVE IN: means to agree or surrender to something you didn't want to do, while "to give up" means to stop doing something or quit trying.
Find out more about Laurie Skreslet at laurieskreslet.ca
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