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Mountain climbing is extended periods of intense boredom, interrupted by occasional moments of sheer terror.

Mountain climbing is extended periods of intense boredom, interrupted by occasional moments of sheer terror.

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There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know. Rene Daumal

You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One … Continue reading

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Mountains are not fair or unfair – they are just dangerous. Reinhold Messner

Mountains are not fair or unfair – they are just dangerous. Reinhold Messner

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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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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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…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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