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UPON HIGH MOUNTAIN
UPON HIGH MOUNTAIN

UPON HIGH MOUNTAIN

herculeshercules
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On a cold and windy day

I decided to climb

A very challenging mountain wall

Chilling slopes of hanging glacier

Forbidding, horrendous gullies

Mighty rock buttresses

And ferocious flutings

So I began to climb

The largest buttress

One step after another

With neither tent, nor oxygen

Only ice axes and crampons

To keep me from falling

Finally, after a strenuous climb

I reached the top of the buttress

Beyond that, was a white world

A chilling world of snow and ice

By then it was getting darker

I dug a snow hole

A shelter for the night

In the hole I slept

Like a badger or a fox

Like a rabbit or a squirrel

The next day, I began to climb

Up a mighty spur

Now the climb was getting steeper

With sheer vertical sections

And giant gullies on either side

It went on and on and on

But I never gave up

I never turned back

I battled against the heights

Until it began to get dark

I dug another snow hole

A shelter for the night

In the hole I slept

Like a badger or a fox

Like a rabbit or a squirrel

The next day I continued

To climb the mighty spur

I felt like a spider

Climbing up a gigantic wall

Higher into the unknown

There wasn’t a single moment

When I didn’t feel afraid

And yet it was the fear

That drove me on and on

Until it began to get dark

I dug another snow hole

A shelter for the night

In that hole I slept

Like a badger or a fox

Like a rabbit or a squirrel

The next day I continued

To climb the immense mountain

I felt like an ant

Minute compared to the snow world

Then finally I reached it

The top of the mighty spur

But I was not at the summit

There was a ridge to climb

So I set off up the ridge

Until I reached a lower summit

Not far from the final summit

The final ridge was treacherous

With horrifying cliffs on either side

I summoned up all my courage

And overcame all the challenges

Until finally, I was there

On top of the world

At the summit of Mount Everest

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hercules
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Audience
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Posted
31 Dec, 2023
Words
376
Read Time
1 min
Rating
5.0 (1 review)
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