Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia was among business figures invited by the Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, to a lavish dinner at a members’ club in Mayfair in the summer. As waiters brought out potatoes and roe, cod and lamb, pouring glasses of white burgundy and bordeaux, Benioff invited his guests to tell inspirational stories.
Gadhia had a tear-jerker up her sleeve. One of her friends had joined a group climbing Annapurna, hoping to become the first woman to conquer the peak in the Nepalese Himalayas. But frostbite struck near the top and her feet — and life — were in grave danger. Gadhia’s friend was carried off the mountain by one of the group, who sacrificed his own chance of reaching the summit. They later…
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