I enjoyed climbing with other people, good friends, but I did quite a lot of solo climbing, too.
When I was climbing, I built up a close relationship with the Sherpa people.
I realised a little bit to my astonishment that I can give a lecture for a thousand people, and there will be this tumultuous applause, so, you know, I have the feeling well, it can't be all that bad.
I'm sure the feeling of fear, as long as you can take advantage of it and not be rendered useless by it, can make you extend yourself beyond what you would regard as your capacity. If you're afraid, the blood seems to flow freely through the veins, and you really do feel a sense of stimulation.
Richard M. Helms
Carl J. Lindner, Jr.