"My daughter and I were like the Forrest Gumps of mountaineers," said Cheryl Bart, describing how she and her daughter Nikki started exploring the world more than 16 years ago. "Remember how he ran, and he said he might as well keep going? Well, that’s how it began. We did Kilimanjaro together, and then we did another mountain, and thought that was fantastic, and we thought we may as well do another one, and then, suddenly there we were doing Everest...."
Cheryl and her daughter were the first mother-daughter team to reach the 8850-metre summit of Mount Everest.
Ms. Bart says she is often asked if she has a death wish. But the daughter of concentration camp survivors says she is greedy for the desire to do things denied to her relatives who died in the Holocaust.