Athabasca, Canadian Rockies

Reinhold Messner: Climbing is Praying

I have been involved in sports my whole life, but when climbing found me in my early 2000s, its impact in my life was profound and is lasting much longer than anything else.

For a long time it was difficult to explain. Then after reading many books about climbing, spending uncountable days and nights discussing the matter, and many, many days in the mountains experiencing it I found this quote by Reinhold Messner, and it explains why climbing has made such an impact on me.