Getting down is mandatory

Axe at summit, Vice-President, Yoho National Park

“Getting to the top is optional, but getting down is mandatory. A lot of people get focused on the summit and forget that

Ed Viesturs ~ Premier high-altitude mountaineer, first to climb the sever summits of world without supplemental oxygen. Author of No Shortcuts to the Top (1959- )

Photograph by Paul Zizka

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6 Responses to “Getting down is mandatory”

  1. December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    I learned that from James Brown…

  2. December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    jump back think i wanta kiss myself

  3. December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    I agree with that but, until I realized that was from a mountain climber, I was thinking about getting down, like James Brown likes to do. Make it funky!

  4. December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    I learned that from James Brown…

  5. December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    jump back think i wanta kiss myself

  6. December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    I agree with that but, until I realized that was from a mountain climber, I was thinking about getting down, like James Brown likes to do. Make it funky!

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