A few quotes I dug out of my notebooks during a purge, put to photos. Click images to enlarge.
In writing, for Google indexing and such, with a few extras:
“A promise made is a debt unpaid, and the trail has its own stern code.” – Robert Service, Cremation of Sam McGee
“…The mountain is more than rock and snow. It is a symbol, a metaphor for the ultimate goal, the ultimate achievement.” Rick Ridgeway
“In the world of the self taught, only learners exist — no teachers.” — Anon
“If you want a successful career and a few awards, be sure you marry the right woman.” — Red Barbour
“The difference between what you will and will not eat is 24 hours.” — Old trapper
“Run what you brung.” — Old motorsports saying, first heard in reference to skiing from Aspen snowcat guide Murray Cunningham.
“Power is the ability to sleep through any statement contrary to your purpose.” — Anon
“If there is one thing worse than having an artistic temperament, it is thinking you have one.” — Henry Miller
“If God didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” — Voltaire
“The difference between ignorance and stupidity? Ignorance is curable.” — Anon
“Any worthwhile expedition can be planned on the back of an envelope.” — Bill Tilman
“Campsites in the North are chosen for the things you can see at a distance…but they are remembered for the things you cannot see.” — Sigurd Olson
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.