By the end of our 11-hour hike, we’d traveled 10.7 miles, discussed everything from pop stars to babies to home-ownership, and accumulated more than a few scrapes and blisters. As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, almost three full days after my grueling adventure, my quads are still sore and my sunburn has started peeling. But finally, and forever, I can say I’ve bagged The Greatest Mountain.

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