Friday, January 18, 2013

In memory of a once in a lifetime friend ~ November 10, 1968 ~ January 18, 2008

Pete Roux leads on steep, but fun, and easy terrain while climbing Gelsa 5.4 at the Gunks, NY
Circa 1995?

 The objective dangers in the winter mountains are many, which are contrasted by their extraordinary beauty, and the rejuvenation and peacefulness they can bring us. These factors together create the challenges that give us the intense fulfillment as human beings and keep us coming back time and time again. We must be ever on the lookout for all the hazards we face while pursuing our mountain passions.
The mountains will be here another day.

Written January 20th, 2008 by ~ Chris Joosen
USFS Lead Snow Ranger on Mt. Washington