of mountains and men | 10

“Truly it may be said that the outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man.” George Wherry, Alpine Notes and the Climbing Foot, 1896

hunger for reality

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.  If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it that does not prove that the universe is a fraud.  Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but […]

look and feel canadian instantly …

(Spotted this product thanks to Basia and Paul Lieske!!) The flip-side continues … “You may have read about Canadians in books or watched documentaries about their country on TV. But you probably never imagined that you could be part of this alternative lifestyle … for less than the cost of a glass of beer. Now, […]

first autumn | winter

the heart resides in africa …

of mountains and men | 9

“There is no single motive for climbing. Whole books have been written on the subject without really getting to the heart of it. However, looking back on those two trips to South Africa I can identify a few strong threads. There was the sheer exhilaration of finding adventure at my moderate standard on huge, dizzily […]