Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Freedom of the Hills

Freedom of the Hills

Phrase aptly describes what mountain climbing is all about. Seen against the backdrop of the working employee, enrolled students and minors under the care of their parents, the outdoors is escape.

Expedition forces one to detach himself from the keyboard, worksheets, powerpoints and meetings. In its place are talkson destinations, equipment, mountain classification, brags, clubs, open climbs and personalities.

Freedom is clearly manifested in the free-for-all socials, sights of expansive views and the company of friends and even strangers we are most comfortable with.

Mountain climbing, we say puts us in a natural high. It's a result of one strong influence, the freedom of the hills. Is it still so up until now? Let's climb.

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