– Communicating with the Rock –
“I believe that our society is not something that we leave behind when we venture up a mountain or a wall; routes and culture must be tied together.
The rock we climb is a mirror, and in it, we see the silent reflections of dialogues that have taken place between climbers across many decades—and also within ourselves.
Out of all this action and conversation, something greater emerges that is transmitted from generation to generation, forming a kind of collective intelligence, an influence that might still flicker across great spans of time and space, mere fragments of dreams of the billions of lives that come into the world—and leave the world.”
Passage from my article of Alpinist 56 “ON BELAY”