Josh, Peak's father, is in a lot of debt and is climbing to reach the summit with Peak, Josh's son.Peak is listening in grist while the climbers are talking terribly about the other climbers.Holly is being obnoxious as usual.
Holly, an extremely obnoxious character, is not ready for her adventure. She is talking to Peak like an amateur and is talking with a geriatric tone. She is not in clothes that you should be in, and should really consider bringing stuff that she needs.
Some climbers have HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and are in terrible condition. They are currently as ABC (Advanced Base Camp) and Peak, Holly, Jack, and Will are in Base Camp, so they have a long ways to go without the climbers passing away. Unfortunately, All the radio's are down so they don't have any communication amongst eachother.
"During the two-hour nonstopmonologue she filled me in on her life, year by boring year" (Smith).You could tell Peak was not having it that night, he was annoyed and was really bored out of his mind. But, Holly caught Peak for dinner the 4th night of when Josh was gone to go to ABC and Camp 4.