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Growing up in Zimbabwe, Robert “Rusty” Bailey knew he would one day climb Mount Everest and accordingly spent years climbing, working with the BBC on climbing documentaries and getting his doctorate in Outdoor education. In 1982, when Everest had only been summit by fewer than 30 people, Rusty jumped at the opportunity to join the first Canadian team to attempt the peak. Rusty left for the expedition with the support of his wife and two daughters, but as when three Sherpas were killed in an avalanche that also buried Rusty, almost killing him, and another team member died two days later, Rusty began to reconsider the cost that he is asking himself and his young family to pay: Was it worth it to risk his life for the potential glory that could await him at the summit, or was Mount Everest just another lump of snow?

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    United States
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    Jordan Halland