With the following, Elizabeth Knowlton gets nearer the truth than “Because it is there.”
To those men who are born for the mountains, the struggle can never end, until their lives end. To them it holds the very quintessence of living—the fiery core, after the lesser parts have been burned away.
(Quoted from page 194 of The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2, by Jennifer Jordan. W. W. Norton, 2010.)
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