Evening Tent Talk

21:00 - 22:00

Marta Misztal

You don’t have to be an athlete to climb Everest

Marta aims to dismantle the misconception that only the fittest people can conquer the summit of Everest. Through her personal anecdotes, it is demonstrated that climbing success is not solely reliant on physical strength. The narrative brings to light stories of exceptionally fit climbers who faced challenges, contrasted with those less physically robust yet who managed better, which shows the paramount importance of health and mental resilience over fitness alone.

The harsh conditions on Everest put climbers’ endurance to the test, demanding a combination of good health and a strong mindset. Hence, mental toughness, supported by solid physical readiness and health, are the crucial elements. Therefore, with the right mental and physical preparation, reaching the top of Everest is possible for many, not just for the athletically elite.