“But we don’t run for the baubles. We run long distances because in the deep dark recesses of our mind there still resides the instincts of our millions of years as running ape people. It’s in our biological heritage to run distances“.
Don Allison – A Step beyond: A Definitive Guide To Ultrarunning
“For every walk is a sort of crusade […]. We should go forth on the shortest walk, perchance, in the spirit of undying adventure, never to return, prepared to send back our embalmed hearts only as relics to our desolate kingdoms“. Henry David Thoreau – Walking.
“I came to love the mountains for their solemn vistas, the struggles to reach their summits, the emotions and the memories they gave me; but perhaps above all for the sense of escape, freedom and joy of living that I could find only up there on the heights.” Walter Bonatti – The Mountains of my life
“One day’s exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books. See how willingly Nature poses herself upon photographers’ plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul. All that is required is exposure, and purity of material. The pure in heart shall see God!“. John Muir