Maurice Herzog states that his adventure on page 67, yet starts the book at page 1. When trying to define the term adventure I look back at what I have qualified as adventures in my own life. Some start in my mind at some key point close to the highlight of the event, like a page 67. Sometimes the adventure includes preparations or the car ride, while sometimes the start reaches back before the creation of the idea for the event connecting sharply to other adventures. I think Herzog states that his great adventure starts when he does because that moment was somehow a key transition for him. For me, the start occurs at a point-of-no-return moment in my mind, often coinciding with a key event like getting into a car or my first step on a trail. The end point of the adventure timeline is also up for debate. As a leader Herzog's end was at the summit of Annapurna. The end could also be considered to happen when he reaches the bottom of the mountain, or the ceremony at Katmandu, or when he reached his family, or, at the extreme, the end of his life. In my life, though the consequences and effects of the adventure may linger on, I consider it over when my life as it was before continues in its relatively normal state. When the tasks are done and the residue adrenaline and excitement fade, it's time for a new adventure.