Failure: A Humble Reminder of Our Humanity
Turning back gets under our skin.


It makes us feel weak, like we’re not capable of finishing what we started. Failing sucks.

That’s how superstar climber Emily Harrington felt until she realized that failure is actually a gift. It’s also a humble reminder that success is a privilege and how we can forget that we can’t always control what happens in the mountains.

Read more about Emily’s unsuccessful attempt to summit Makalu and why it’s her favorite climbing memory yet on Never Stop Exploring.

Photo courtesy of Adrian Ballinger