By Robert Byrd, an EO Houston member and CEO of Truewater, an IT firm providing cloud and network support to the SMB space.
“Do the hard ones first.”
That was my strategy for summiting the highest mountain in every U.S. state, a goal I had set for myself in 2010. As an entrepreneur, I love a good fight, and mountain climbing really resonated with me. In September, I finished my eleventh state highpoint by scaling Washington’s Mount Rainier, a 14,410-foot mountain considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Along with climbing partner and EO Forum mate Rick “Crapshoot” Overholt, I set out on what would be the most physically challenging adventure of my life. Here’s a recap of my experience: