Maurice Wilson is leaving the Rongbuk Monastery and heading for the slopes and the summit of Mount Everest. Will he finally be able to fulfill his destiny, prove his critics wrong and be the first person the stand on the summit on the highest place on earth?
Ultra distance runner Dave Chamberlain sits down with Tom Ristimaki who holds a PHD in Possibilities. Tom and Dave discuss inspiration, and the motivation to do things that are hard.
Dave Chamberlain has run the length of Argentina, across the Namibian desert, and was fort first person to run across Canada unassisted. Dave also ran 50 marathons in 50 days to raise funds for the African Penguin Relocation organization.
Maurice navigates the Ever Wrest across the North Africa, the Middle East and into India. The British government attempts to stop him at every turn. Maurice is forced too makes decisions that alter his plans and could end his life.
In this special episode we interview Anna Smith an internationally known mountaineer. Anna explains the attraction of mountaineering in remote regions and explains what it takes too mentally and physically take on the worlds biggest and hardest mountains.
Maurice Wilson was from Yorkshire, England. He was a decorated but damaged WWI veteran. In 1933 he became obsessed with Mount Everest and becoming the first man to stand upon its’ summit. His plan seemed reasonable. Fly a plane from England to Everest, land somewhere on the mountain and walk or climb to the summit. Maurice’s main obstacles were that he had no climbing experience and have never piloted a plane before. Why let details interfere with destiny?