RISK AND IMMEASURABLE REWARD
What causes some of us to challenge the most hostile terrain the planet has to offer, putting our lives on the line for some ephemeral prize, or in hope of personal transformation? Jon Waterman, photographer, mountaineer, and author of one of the books featured here, had this to say: “We thought that by pushing past our limits we were on an outward, physical journey, as if to vouchsafe our own strength, but once on top we found humility and our place in the world. We had found a stillness within, our church replete with a God.”
Image of Heather “Anish” Anderson, author of Thirst:2600 Miles to Home, hiking the Appalachian Trail. Photo by Arlette Laan. Used with permission from Mountaineers Books.