A speech can last 30 minutes but it’s impact sometimes can last forever: In 1986, Sharon Wood became the first North American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Since then, she has told her compelling story about beating the odds to audiences across North America:
Enjoy the road to Ithaca and experience the world:
“Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.”
Quote of the week:
“Why do we still need to apologise for our involvement in a traditionally masculine sport? We’re always either apologetic or unapologetic, and we have to stop that. Femininity is unhealthy. Cling to your self-respect and dignity. Go out there and take up space in male dominated environments, put your skill and competence on display in an unapologetic way. Be a man. ”
(Hege on how femininity is lived and experienced in mountaineering nowdays)
PS: I am writing an article for Arctice Femme about femininity, documentaries and mountaineering titled “Let Pippi, Liv and Lillian show the way”. Yesterday I asked friends to comment on the article before I send it away. Hege’s comment was best, and it deserved to be shared here. Thanks, Hege.
Let’s talk about synchonicity today. Some weeks ago I read this on DSD’s blog: until you lose yourself within the movement, until the movement become part of you, and last night Goran sent me a link to this movie:
Crystal Pillar, White Lady, The Whale–these are the names given by ice-climbing enthusiasts to the spectacular ice formations surrounding Quebec’s Montmorency Falls. Ice Birds shows two experienced climbers scaling the breathtaking wall of the Crystal Pillar with precision and considerable daring, appearing from below as black spots on the vast landscape of one of nature’s masterpieces. Film without words. (NFB)