When we see those deeply into extreme sports that could very well be the end of their lives, do we judge them, applaud them, call them “crazy,” or envy them? The answer to this question is very well subjective and depends solely on personal ideologies.
Well, if you asked us, we would tell you that the world has always known people committed to unconventional activities, and this won’t stop.
From generation to generation, we will continue to see people who defy caution, think to do the extraordinary, and, in some cases, achieve their crazy dreams.
In this generation, we have Beck Weathers, who defied all odds to go on a mountain climbing expedition – on not just any mountain but the almighty Mount Everest.
Not worried about his health, life, marriage, or family, Weathers went on a climb that changed his life forever. Was it worth it? What was his motivation? You’re sure to find out these and more as you keep reading.
10 The Man Beck Weathers
Beck Weathers is an American pathologist from Texas, the U.S., born on 16 December 1946.
It’s constantly been Weathers’ desire to climb the Seven Summits – which are the highest points of the seven highest mountains, each in the seven continents.
At age 49 in 1996, he went on the journey of climbing the Summit of Mount Everest. Although a defining moment in his life, it cost him a lot and made the 1996 Mount Everest disaster history.
9 Mountain Climbing Was An Escape From Depression
To get away from our minds and hush the voices which besiege our psyche, we tend to find redemption in various activities and things.
For some, it’s things that they become easily addicted to. For others, it’s something as harmless as routinely taking evening walks.
For Weathers, mountain climbing was a haven from the suicidal depression that had plagued him for most of his adult life. He reported that depression was a controlling aspect of his life which scared the wits out of him.