There is a thin…

There is a thin line, however, between mere wretchedness and thrilling, action-packed agony. In 1967, the first party to climb in Alaska’s Revelation Mountains, finding themselves stormed on for more than forty of their fifty-two days in the range, managed to stay on the right side of that line almost continuously.

~ Jon Krakauer in Eiger Dreams

Having an adven…

Having an adventure shows that someone is incompetent, that something has gone wrong. An adventure is interesting enough in retrospect, especially to the person who didn’t have it; at the time it happens it usually constitutes an exceedingly disagreeable experience.

~ Vilhjalmur Stefansson in My Life with the Eskimo

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