Take off from Lukla

Lukla airport, in the Everest region of Nepal, is the #1 most extreme airport on the History Channel documentary "Most Extreme Airports" list. I don't disagree with that assessment. Taking off from the short, steep runway at Lukla certainly heightens one's experience of being alive. One question remains, though: Were our tour organiser's helpful comments throughout the process intended to put our minds at rest about the outcome?