To Summit All Up

“If you don't scale the mountain, you can't view the plain”
-Chinese Proverb

“Climb the mountain, not to plant your flag but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air, and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
David McCullough Jr.  (via monongahelanymph)

(Source: jkeith757, via sweetkiwipete)

sweetkiwipete:

Me on the summit of Mt Fyffe, Kaikoura, New Zealand earlier this month… Check out my other photos of New Zealand 2012 here.

sweetkiwipete:

Me on the summit of Mt Fyffe, Kaikoura, New Zealand earlier this month… Check out my other photos of New Zealand 2012 here.

sweetkiwipete:

Mt Fyffe, Kaikoura, New Zealand

sweetkiwipete:

Mt Fyffe, Kaikoura, New Zealand

sweetkiwipete:

Sunrise at Mt Fyffe Hut, Kaikoura New Zealand

sweetkiwipete:

Sunrise at Mt Fyffe Hut, Kaikoura New Zealand

sweetkiwipete:

Me eating a can-o-peaches on mt fyffe summit

sweetkiwipete:

Me eating a can-o-peaches on mt fyffe summit

sweetkiwipete:

Seaward Kaikoura range

sweetkiwipete:

Seaward Kaikoura range

Roy Peak summit

Roy Peak summit


Could not have asked for a better day to summit Mt Washington in winter. Clear skies, great guide fresh snow, relatively warm, high visibility, low wind, no people; today it was great. I’m so pooped now :)
I’m on the right in this photo.

Could not have asked for a better day to summit Mt Washington in winter. Clear skies, great guide fresh snow, relatively warm, high visibility, low wind, no people; today it was great. I’m so pooped now :)

I’m on the right in this photo.

maximumadventure:

One morning on the Blümlisalp 3 (By Alpine Light & Structure)

maximumadventure:

One morning on the Blümlisalp 3 (By Alpine Light & Structure)

(via coffeeandclifbars)

took this from Squaw Mt. in California

took this from Squaw Mt. in California

“Life is brought down to the basics: if you are warm, regular, healthy, not thirsty or hungry, then you are not on a mountain… . Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall – it’s great when you stop.”
Chris Darwin ,The Social Climbers
killerblogart:

Taking a Break

killerblogart:

Taking a Break

took this of my uncle leo on the summit of Mt. Ruapehu, NZ
In the back is “Mt. Doom” from LOTR

took this of my uncle leo on the summit of Mt. Ruapehu, NZ

In the back is “Mt. Doom” from LOTR