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Summit of Pikes Peak
Reaching the top of Pike's Peak--she made it!

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Julia Archibald Holmes Reaches Pike's Peak
August 5, 1858

Here's what Julia Holmes had to say: "I have accomplished the task which I marked out for myself . . . Nearly everyone tried to discourage me from attempting it, but I believed that I should succeed."

Nowadays there is special clothing and gear to help make it easier to accomplish physical challenges, but the belief that you can make it is better than any kind of gear you can have. That goes for all sorts of challenges, not just climbing mountains. Have you ever done something that others said you wouldn't be able to do?

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