On day eight, the weather prevented us from moving up to Syangboche for the jumps and delayed our arrival at the Everest Sherpa Resort––a lone tea house on a hilltop that provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the Khumbu region. The day wasn’t a waste, but rather an opportunity to get to know our fellow expedition team members – to learn their ‘why’ for the trip, as well as learn about their unique paths, families, and hopes for the future.