Mt. Cook, Aoraki, New Zealand

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“Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia.”

“By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”
Robert Macfarlane – Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination
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When faced with this monstrous mountain range on a cold New Zealand morning, when the ice in the wind bites your cheeks and the snow-cloaked peaks burn bright in a pale winter sun, you’re lost. Forgotten in insignificance and left searching for words to describe it. All you can do is rely on someone else’s infinitely more wise words to help.
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