Is it the lure of fame and fortune? Is it just ego at work? Or is it the lure of death itself? How does death lure people? Why does Everest make these extreme endurance athletes take fatal gambles with Mother Nature? Why do some people virtually commit suicide in the death zone? Are we all prone to such behaviour when we climb into the dizzying, mesmerizing heights of the world’s highest mountain? Are all mountaineers clinically depressed individuals?