Teams allow individuals to step outside their comfort zone and to accomplish things they otherwise could not do alone. Cho Oyu was my first 8000m peak and I wondered if I had ‘bitten off more than I could chew’. This is where the power of team comes in. As long as we work well together as a team our combined experience, knowledge and strength will allow us to be successful. Plus the additional benefit if the team is the confidence that is gained through mutual support and comradery.