Mountain Climbing Analysis

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Mountain climbing is far from a light sport. Of course though, according to murphy’s law, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And this is very true in Peak, an exciting thriller about a young boy, trying to be the youngest person to ever summit the elusive everest but experiences many hardships along the way. What if things went even further south though? Specifically, an avalanche. How would Peak react, what would he do, would he still climb? The effects of the avalanche would be catastrophic to many, but not to peak. I would be very willing to assume peak would feel bad, but would not take any time or effort to help. This is in accordance with his behavior during a virus outbreak at camp. “Being selfish and focused turned out not to be a problem [...] I didn’t want to get too close to anyone and catch that…show more content…
Peak would not help as I discussed earlier, nor would he stop for a second. He has grit and determination, and that would drive him upwards no matter what happened below. “Instead of getting enmeshed in the mountain madness I went climbing”(p.189) This quote was taken after he was getting scrutinized and bullied by the other climbers, but he never stopped. Peak just kept climbing no matter what they said. Much like selflessness, thick skin is another desirable trait. He is able to simply walk away and continue on without a hitch, and that, I know personally, is tough. In conclusion, everest is tough, so is an avalanche, but I think peak is just a bit tougher. He would almost certainly show resilience and continue unscathed. That is something that not most people can do, but it is clear, the author didn’t want peak to be like “most people” He was written tough, and if the book was extended in such a way as I depicted, then I’m sure that trait would
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