Man and Mountain

Man and Mountain

Man and mountain. Artur Hajzer resolutely ascends the ridge above Camp I, in harmony with the mountain, as if he were part of it.

We humans are insignificant in the presence of such towering mountains. As mountaineers, while living in harmony with them; we should not challenge them as conquerors. While listening to their stories blown upon the wind, feeling their pulse—the weather all around us. We learn when to climb upwards, and when to turn back.

 

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition 2006/07.

Himalaya, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. 2007.