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It’s not advisable to drink too much strong liquors while climbing in the Alps. If, however, you are going to fall over a cliff, it’s advisable to be thoroughly intoxicated when you do so. English alpinist

It’s not advisable to drink too much strong liquors while climbing in the Alps. If, however, you are going to fall over a cliff, it’s advisable to be thoroughly intoxicated when you do so. English alpinist

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Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity Gaston Rebufat

Consider what you want to do in relation to what you are capable of doing. Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity Gaston Rebufat

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The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done with them. – Alfred North Whitehead

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done with them. Alfred North Whitehead

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There are old climbers, there are bold climbers, but there are no old bold climbers!

There are old climbers, there are bold climbers, but there are no old bold climbers!

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Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain-tops are within reach John Muir

Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain-tops are within reach John Muir

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I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards. — Edward Abbey

One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough … Continue reading

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So I’ve jumped again and again. And in jumping, I’ve learned why the squirrels so often do it; it’s fun. Oscar Schisgall

I looked up and saw a squirrel jump from one high tree to another. He appeared to be aiming for a limb so far out of reach that the leap looked like suicide. He missed – but landed, safe and … Continue reading

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…as I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered. I do recall that El Cap seemed to be in much better condition that I was. Warren Harding

…as I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered. I do recall that El Cap seemed to be in much … Continue reading

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I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind.

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. Continue reading

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When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. Continue reading

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