The backcountry winter environment is an immense winter playground that can bring awe, pure joy and a deep respect for what it feels like to be alive.
The mind is silent with pure focus, nothing else exists beyond this moment, the body flows without conscious thought. This embodies why so many people get hooked on climbing, what’s stopping you from experiencing this? There is something inherent and fleeting in us that makes us climb. We climb when we are very young and if we are not lucky it evaporates from us as we move into adulthood. Be reassured it is still there lurking beneath and can be revived easily.