Mountain shapes are often fantastic when seen through a mist, these were like the wildest creation of a dream.
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
—from As You Like It by Sir William Shakespeare
A few of my favorites:
Dragon’s Tail Couloir
The Ship’s Prow
The Petzolt Knob
Dead Elk Couloir
Dead Dog Couloir
Lost Rat Couloir
Let me know some of yours.
A man does not climb a mountain without bringing some of it away with him and leaving something of himself upon it.
—Martin Conway (via house-under-a-rock)
The bottom line is I’ve made thousands of good calls in the mountains and they don’t mean anything tomorrow when I go into the mountains. We’re all one bad call away from not coming home.