“Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”

― Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit
Sarangkot panorama view
(West to East)
Annapurna South, 7219m
Annapurna I, 8091m
Hiunchuli, 6441m
Machhapuchchhre ("Fish Tail") 6993m
Machhapuchchhre ("Fish Tail") 6993m 
Annapurna III, 7555m
Annapurna IV, 7525m
Annapurna II, 7937m
Annapurnas view
Lamjung Himal, 6932m
Photography © Àlex Reig 2014
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