climbing. As amatter of fact, I believe thatmy climbingwill help the
young generation and my children to see that discipline and
dedicationare themainrequirements toachieveanygoals.
Of course, I don't expectmy children to follow inmy footsteps.
My children need to find their own life goals and challenges. But I do
believe that thanks tomyalpine climbingefforts theywill learn to set
objectives for themselves. Theymust learn that onemust fight very
hard to achieve his objectives. It is a fact of life that onemust work
hard, and concentrate intensely in every goal he or she focuses on.
The parents and older people must motivate the young generation
through teachingandaction, showing that theycanachieveanygoals
I personally worked hard all my life and I still do, in order to
achievemymaximumpotential, and topursuemydreamsandgoals.
But forme the AmaDablam expedition showed something else, too.
That is, “Greatness ismore than ability and trophies. It is also about
JohannWolfgang vonGoethe said once, “Whatever you do, or
dream you canbegin it. Boldness has genius, power andmagic in it.”
Over the years I foundout that thebestwayof learning is by living it
andseeing itaroundyou.Thus, Istronglybelieve that thecompetitive
sports and the outdoor adventures havemademe a stronger and a
Searching intomy inner self I can say that my climbing needs
seem to be less focused in being a “superstar than a hero.” "Heroes
walk alone; stars derive their status from approbation. Heroes are
defined by the valuemechanisms established in our society, stars
span thefieldsofpoetry,drama, literature, theology, umanism,science,andpainting.
Team ascending of the granite ridge of AmaDablam
ScenicHimalayan peaks standing proud above the clouds