How great would be the desire in every admirer of nature to behold, if such were possible, the scenery of another planet! – Charles Darwin (1809-1882).
There is a powerful solace in mountains. They challenge our notion that the world was made for us. Mountains induce a modesty in us.
They seemed to say 'come again' as I descended to the lower hills in Paracelis below.
Mountains are not for satisfying ambition. They’re for rebirth and reinvigoration. Anatoli Boukreev (paraphrasing mine).