When last seen, he was still climbing… Look, See, Pray

The Reflectionary

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The lure of the mountains pulls at the indomitable human spirit. Asked why he wanted  to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory simply stated “Because it’s there.”  Mallory and his companion Sandy Irvine disappeared in June 1924 trying to ascend Everest. Another mountaineer saw them climb into clouds near the summit, and reported “When last seen, he was still climbing.” A fitting epitaph for a great adventure.

Looking at the photograph, is there any part of you that would love to explore the mountain by climbing that stream rising into the misty cold heights?

It is possible that only a handful of people have ever been up that valley- or perhaps no human feet have ever walked that way. It’s there.

Maybe your response is to look at this picture and think “my life is facing challenges and trouble. I don’t know how I will ever get over this.”

Unknown paths…

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