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 Peak(s):  Longs Peak  -  14,255 feet
 Post Date:  10/29/2012
 Date Climbed:   10/14/2012
 Posted By:  Winter8000m

 The Young and the "Reckless"   

Sometimes I wonder why I climb. It seems like such a selfish dangerous task sometimes. I could be going to college chasing a career or chasing girls. Instead I choose what some consider a selfish poor lifestyle where all I seem to care about is the next big climb. From a couple close friends dying in the mountains to close encounters of my own. Yet, I still keep doing it no matter what obstacles come in my way. Every once in a while though, you get a climb that really does remind you why you push yourself. Danger can be a matter of perspective sometimes.

It's days like these that remind me why I do what I do. Progress is what I currently live for. Without it, I am dull. With it, life simply can't get any better. Maybe I'm obsessed but it's been a strong obsession for the last 7 years. I just keep on going back no matter what struggles or fears I encounter.

Climbing is about the journey and growth. The journey you make in life with friends. In the end, it's not about what I did in this life, but about the lasting impact I made on others.

For me, this is what I live for. My best day I've ever had on a summit I seem to hold sacred, Longs Peak. It was more then just a climb for me. More of me trying to find my way through life doing what I love.

The Young and the "Reckless" TR





 


  • Comments or Questions
I Man


Amazing!     2012-10-29 18:34:56
So well written - I can really relate to your feelings on climbing.

I look forward to continuing to learn from your example 8)


dillonsarnelli


wow!     2012-10-29 18:41:35
top notch report man. Looks like one bad ass trek up Longs. Thanks for sharing!


Climbdent

sweet     2012-10-29 20:58:38
enjoyed reading your report and the pics were awesome.


FireOnTheMountain


wild man     2012-10-30 11:20:08
Really enjoyed the read and history behind the line! Hopefully you can show me a thing or 2 down in Ouray this year


rider


Awesome ...     2012-10-30 13:42:35
Great writing and fantastic photos.


14erAddict



WOW     2012-10-30 14:58:45
I need to hang out with you guys


marie123


Inspiring     2012-10-31 19:42:58
Awesome trip report! Incredible photos, and wow, what a climb. Reading and seeing your passion for this sport is really an inspiration. You really are living the life...


ulvetano


Very inspiring indeed     2012-11-02 20:00:37
What a climb! Nice job.


forbins_mtn


just.     2012-11-04 17:45:47
plain. disgusting

way to be, buddy. you're kicking ass and taking names!



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