Reaching the highest point on earth - Mount Everest - requires teamwork of the highest level. The successful climber does not fight his environment. He or she must become attuned to it, interpreting the signs and taking appropriate actions. He or she needs to adapt his or her strategies to the changing realities of the elements, the terrain and capabilities of the other team members. Tackling Mount Everest is an analogy for dealing with personal, team, and organizational challenges.