If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs, friends and maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days, it could mean freezing on a park bench or on the side of a mountain. It could mean derision, mockery, isolation....isolation is the gift, all the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. You will do it despite rejection and the worst odds and it will be better than anything else you can imagine. There is no other feeling like it. You will be alone with the universe and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter, its the only good fight there is. GO ALL THE WAY. It will be painful and uncomfortable but those are only the catalysts to true growth.
Our route over Ball Pass lay over the low point in the ridge. Peaks from left to right are Aoraki/Cook, Nazomi, Pibrac, Turner (which we climbed except for last few metres of crumbling ridge), Ball Pass and Rosa. Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. #mountains#adventure#glaciers#aoraki#aorakimountcook
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I loved this place so much! 🏔
The Hooker Valley Track 📍Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park New Zealand