Sunday, February 24, 2013


As many people did along the trail to Glacier Point, a couple women cross-country skiing asked about the sled and what we were doing. After explaining the ITI and our training as best I could, one of them asked the inevitable question.

Woman: "Why are you doing it?"

Me: "It's hard to explain. Why do people climb mountains?"

Woman (with a little chuckle): "Oh, you mean 'because it's there'?"

Me: "No, not really. I mean, the mountain will still be there whether anyone climbs it or not. You climb it to see if you can."


Olga King said...

Classy. Short. To the point. Good luck.

Franz said...

Steve you're amazing! Like Olga I loved the short and sweet. But, I'm also looking forward to all the gory details. I can't even comprehend what you've done! Wow!