Sunday, January 27, 2008

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing...

The Ernest Hemingway quote found its way into conversation this weekend as our new friend Paul leaves tomorrow for Argentina to guide a climb. An always fascinating sport that lends itself to the best stories and conversations. Also it evokes the importance of reaching the summit, whatever that may be. Pushing one's self by will alone, telling the body to shut-up and comply with your wishes, and of course paying with your life if mistakes are made is the essence I take from merely observing the sport. Paul, be careful, return to us in 20 days, and regale us with stories from the top. "Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports...all others are games. "

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