"Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve...
...They are the cathedrals where I practice my religion." -Anatoli
Life begins where your comfort zone ends.
"Every summit is different, each a different life that you have lived.
You arrive at the top having renounced everything that you thought you must have to support life and are alone with your soul."
This website was created for my friends and family to follow me on my adventures and for me to keep track of what I do, focusing mostly on big mountains.
It is in those utterly simplistic moments that I can hear the profound message of The Earth. Yet for all her majesty and grandeur, it is an alien world where I experience true transcendence. Alone, far away, isolated in both mind and body, I recognize that time stands still. These wild landscapes and peaks remain unchanging, unthinking, unsympathetic to my feeble ambitions. I cannot explain nor share. I have found the answer, the meaning to life. I am alive.