The skier Miura challenges the inhospitable mountains in a pilgrimage of self-discovery. The ultimate challenge is what brings personality and spirit into the contest, where the artful words are peeled away so that a man may know the instant of exposure called insight. However imperfect the means or the results, we demand this confrontation with our selves.
Samson, Steven, "The Man Who Skied Down Everest" (1995). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 509.