To climb to the Summit the highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex. The highest point of attainment or aspiration: Example, The summit of one's ambition.
In principle, the mountaineer’s work is simple: “To win the game he has first to reach the mountain’s summit,” said George Mallory, who took part in Britain’s first three attempts on Everest in the 1920s.
“There is tension between these two goals–summiting while also surviving.”
Myra Brahmam wrote in "Leadership is Like Climbing a Mountain."
"You don’t climb alone and must depend on your partner or team to get to the summit. You understand their struggle and they yours. Their success is your success. Leadership is not easy, and the hardest piece of it is compassion. If a member of your team slips and falls on the way, you have to stop, and you may not reach the summit as quickly as you’d like. Compassion builds trust and a strong team."
Placed in the context of an Expedition, we are all on
the journey of a lifetime, and as church leaders we are then Expedition
Leaders, to help those in the church summit, reaching the goal set before them.
The Key is that Christ is the ultimate Expedition Leader: Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Ps. 143:10