Being in the mountains isn’t about conquering or competing. It is about the personal challenge of going one step further than you have been before and it is most definitely about enjoying the views that open up to you as you go to new heights, as well as enjoying the company of others on a similar journey.
Few can say they have been to the peaks of these mountains. They are some of the most extreme places on planet earth. Places where humans and animals can only survive for brief moments. These are places without trees or cities. They are desolate, yet magnificent in every way. Some, like Kilimanjaro won’t be the same for much longer. Others like K2 and Carstensz Pyramid are only beginning to be explored.