The Dangerous Beauty of Everest
One of the greatest challenges for a climber is reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Known to be the tallest mountain in the world, scaling this behemoth is on the bucket list of most professional climbers. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb. In fact, Everest has claimed the lives of hundreds of climbers over the years.
For one man, a climb gone wrong could have meant the end, but he chose to push on and not give up…
Willing to Take Risks
Lincoln Hall could be considered a natural-born climber. Ever since he was fifteen-years-old, he found rock climbing to be a passion of his. According to Hall, climbing opened up a whole new world that required not only an intense focus but precise judgment and the will to take risks despite the odds.
Pursuing His Passion
Despite attending college to study zoology at the Australian National University, Lincoln continued to pursue his passion for climbing. He even joined a mountaineering club, so he could make friends with those who had the same interests. As a club member, Lincoln traveled the world, scaling mountains in New Zealand, the Andes and even made a trip to Antarctica.
Pushing His Limits
Lincoln continued to push the limits of what he could in terms of mountain climbing after he graduated from college. He was part of the first team in Australia to scale Mount Everest in 1984. Even more impressive, the team scaled the north face and forged a brand-new path for climbers who chose forgo oxygen.