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Gripped - - 10 QUESTIONS - Gripped

On your de­scent you met a Cana­dian woman strug­gling up. What hap­pened then? I met San­dra Le­duc go­ing to base­camp from the sum­mit of Ever­est. She over­heard me speak­ing French and came to speak to us. She was up­set that she didn’t get to sum­mit af­ter an at­tempt. I told her she had to go back be­cause there would be another weather win­dow. I told her to be pos­i­tive, to be­lieve it was pos­si­ble and not to give up, that she needed to carry on and try again. We crossed paths again at base­camp and I told her that she could not go home without try­ing again. And then she made it to the sum­mit.—

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