Sunday, February 24, 2013

Why

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."

2 comments:

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!

Franz.