Thursday, 19 June 2014

Women who Dare

This is what looks like a great book about lady climbers, by Chris Noble.

It's stuffed full of great shots, like this one, but also features interviews with the climbers.



And what he had to say about adventure really caught my eye.

"Adventure is the antidote to our overly luxurious, risk-averse, materialistic society. Adventure is what happens when you are no longer in control, when things go off the tracks, the shit hits the fan, and we are confronted with our own limitations and mortality. It's when life gets distilled down to its essence. There are no guarantees, and no one else is going to save us. Adventure is when we all have to dig deep into our own character, in order to save the day. That's always been the hero's journey. It's universal and eternal."