Why I climb
And then, as it happened, I caught this brief interview with Ed Viesturs...
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
Ed nails the climber's imperative in a few broad brushstrokes. The bit about testing his limitations is spot-on: whatever your (my) limitations, the objective is not to ignore them but to keep pushing them farther away so they no longer act as limitations. Now, I do not know Ed Viesturs, although I wish I did. Ed seems a genuinely nice guy, based solely on this brief interview, which also happens to be funny, thanks to Stephen Colbert's goofy manner.
Oh, btw, I will be in London on my return (early-October) from a climbing expedition of my own, so please message me if you would like to get together and share a pint or two, and good conversation.
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist