The exploration of the unknown has led humanity to where we are today. The quest for knowledge, experience, the willingness to accept the risk for an unknown outcome, has allowed us to progress. The test of discovering new reaches remains with many of us, in all manners of life. In the mountains, a notion of our own transience, fragile mortality and our insignificant place in such incomprehensible immensity creep into our consciousness. Mountains have an ethereal, evocative seduction that some find impossible to resist. Mountainscapes are no longer occupied by the stories of monsters old; the only thing holding you back is yourself. Climbers experience a complex paradox in the mountains; they know the risks they take but question are the rewards worth it? Those who have found this calling and pursue it in the mountains are fortunate.
Gem Cowen • Tim Greenslade • Luke Hardy • Gawaine Meechan • Michaela Roth-Boggis • Ross Santamera • Pawel Stopa • Rebecca Waddington •