There were a few low points during Sir Ranulph Fiennes conquest of Everest. Fiennes was in constant contact with his team at base camp who captured the lowest, bleakest point on tape. The point where his lungs were bursting, he could see barely a yard in front of him and his comfortable home in England seemed a million miles away.
"I don't think..." he said, "I can carry on. More than man can take. Stress affecting all. Even Sherpa tensing."
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