One Thousand Words About Mountaineering

I could try and explain the allure I’ve found in climbing, but I’d ultimately fall short of expressing it as well as this photo does. Setting aside all the unquantifiables that come from the experience, there it is in vivid color. Just glance at it and appreciate it on the surface, or dig deeper into it. It’s all there, the whole experience, more than a thousand words could ever say.

On a small tangent, I’ve been thinking a bit about where to go next. Assuming I get my shit together and get to the top of lil’ old Mt. Washington this winter, my next step is something larger over the summer. I’d been tossing a few places around in my head, one of which was Mt. Ranier. I think I may have just made up my mind.