Wednesday, October 17, 2007

George Schaller: 'In the Mountains … life has a new importance'

“In the immensity of these ranges, at the limit of existence where people may visit but cannot dwell, life has a new importance…. But mountains are not chivalrous; one forgets their violence. Indifferently they lash those who venture among them with snow, rock, wind, cold.”

Source: George Schaller in Stones of Silence. Cited in Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time (New York: Penguin Books, 2006), 108.

Image: “the immensity of these ranges..” (Mt Cook, NZ)