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HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINS AND ON NOT THAT HIGH. NEAR AND FAR-OFF ONES. JUST ICE, SNOW AND ROCKS IN DIVERSE COMBINATIONS. DIFFERENT ELEVATIONS AND CONDITIONS. HOWEVER, IT’S NOT QUITE SO SIMPLE. ENTIRELY DIFFERENT MATTER IS TO BE THERE, TO SENSE THE MOUNTAIN AND SURMOUNT IT. NOT JUST CLIMB UP BUT TO DO IT CORRECTLY. THOSE WHO HAVE BROWSED A BOOK OR TWO ABOUT MOUNTAINEERING AND GOT AN IMPRESSION THAT IT’S PLAIN AND EASY PERHAPS HAVEN’T UNDERSTOOD MUCH. MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RESPECT. A BEGINNER CANNOT CLIMB EVEREST, EVEN THOUGH SOME TRAVEL AGENCY MIGHT CLAIM THE OPPOSITE. PREPARATION MAY TAKE A YEAR, TWO OR THREE. CLIMBING LOWER PEAKS, TAKING IN THE BEAUTY OF NATURE, OPENING UP ONE’S HEART...ONLY THEN YOU WILL GET ALONG WITH MOUNTAINS. PERHAPS YOU WILL.

The Andes, Peru