Mt. Everest makes you top in job
New research shows: Mountain climbers are more successful
A new study published by the National Geography Institute shows that mountain climbing can help you in your job. 150 of the 200 questioned people said, that they were advanced to higher positions after they have climbed Mt. Everest. Due to that, the travel agency "Wilderness Travel" will be the first one to offer the "Ultimate Everest Adventure" for business people.
"We were absolutely surprised, when 150 out of 200 people we questioned said that they have been advanced within 2 years after they have climbed the Everest", says Michael Hoover, head of the National Geography Institute. According to the study people think that climbing the Everest has made them tougher and more confident. For example Marcella Wilkinson, who climbed Mt. Everest last year, says: "If you climb the Everest you will be confronted with many difficulties every day and in conquering them you will get stronger and more confident every day". Therefore the travel agency "Wilderness Travel" will be organizing the first Everest expedition especially for people who want to get ahead in their jobs. "As we heard of the results of the research, we immediately thought that we would like to help as many people as we can to climb the job ladder.", says Bill Abbot, President of Wilderness Travel. The expedition "Ultimate Everest Adventure" will start in April 2010 and will last until end of May. Because people have to get used to the altitude and the shortness of oxygen, climbing the Everest normally takes 1-2 months. Expedition participants will climb the Everest step by step and will have longer rests at the 4 base camps. They will also be supported by experienced Sherpas and mountain guides. "The way up to the summit is full of stones, but when you reach the top you feel like you are in heaven", says Marcella Wilkinson, the new CEO of HSBC America.
Wilderness Travel was founded in 1978. Today WT is one of the leaders in "Adventure Industry" and offers more than 175 off the beaten path journeys in over 75 countries.