All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
- JRR Tolkien
Galvanised by their 6,000-meter ascent, a party of climbers disregard the most basic safety rule. The rescue worker is well reputed, but up there, life hangs by a thread.
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CLIMBERS WITH THE ACSP ON THE FINAL SUMMIT RIDGE OF CERRO PISCO. CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU. PHOTO BY STEVE BYRNE