Climbing Mt Everest, “big freaking deal” says Abdul Milazi from South Africa.
“A close friend of mine says he plans to climb Mount Everest within the next two years – and I told him I won’t waste my sympathy on him should he die there…
I have walked 30 kilometres a day, five days a week from age five until I was 13 – not because it was some symbolic achievement – I had to get to school and back every day. At 12 years of age I have swum across a flooded Umzimkhulu river (one of the largest rivers in KwaZulu Natal), walked 50 kilometres in one day, also not for some achievement, but to run errands for my parents.
Place a couple of millions of rands, dollars, pounds or euros at the summit of Mount Everest and I just may consider climbing it.”
How much would they have to pay you to climb it?