Summit fever is a mountaineering term which describes the dangerous state of mind experienced by some climbers while attempting to reach a mountain summit. It is a physiological phenomenon where a person disregards dangerous weather, route conditions, physical exertion or simply refuses to take them into consideration in their desperation to reach the top.
While eating breakfast the other day, my daughter asked, “Daddy, where does Marmite come from?”
“Well, Princess”, I told her, “That’s a long story. Truth is that most people don’t really know. Good thing your daddy does.
The story, as I remember it, goes a bit like this…