Joey Dempster, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Joey Dempster, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold. […It is] the natural yearning of that portion of our most primitive ancestor which still survives in us. […] It would be well, perhaps, if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial bodies.' -Henry David Thoreau

Joey Dempster, Falls Couloir, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Joey Dempster, Falls Couloir, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'There are moments when nature seems your enemy.' –Victor Hugo

Joey Dempster, Primrose Cirque, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Joey Dempster, Primrose Cirque, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.' -John Muir

Lee Lazzara, Hidden Lakes Cirque, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Lee Lazzara, Hidden Lakes Cirque, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'It’s a round trip. Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory' –Ed Viesturs

Lee Lazzara, Hidden Lakes Cirque, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Lee Lazzara, Hidden Lakes Cirque, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'Assembly of Japanese bicycles requires great peace of mind.'
–Robert Pirsig

Skiers, Cardiff Fork, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Skiers, Cardiff Fork, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

'When you try to climb a mountain to prove how big you are, you almost never make it.' —Robert Pirsig

Paul Peterson, Mill D, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Paul Peterson, Mill D, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

'Sometimes nature mingles her effects and spectacles and our acts with a serious, intelligent appropriateness, as if she wanted us to reflect.' -Victor Hugo

Lone Hiker, South Saddle, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Lone Hiker, South Saddle, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'[M]ost people stand in sight of the spiritual mountains all their lives and never enter them, being content to listen to others who have been there and thus avoid the hardships.' –Robert Pirsig

Self Portrait, Razorback Ridge, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Self Portrait, Razorback Ridge, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'the man who goes alone can start to-day; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.' -Henry David Thoreau

Anders Fillerup, West Face, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Anders Fillerup, West Face, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here’s where things grow.' –Robert Pirsig

Anders Fillerup, Summit Ridge, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Anders Fillerup, Summit Ridge, Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

'Since what we see influences what we think, those who spend time on summits often disagree with those whose vision reflects more limited perpectives.' –Jack Turner

Anders Fillerup, Threading the Eye of the Needle, Grand Teton, W

Anders Fillerup, Threading the Eye of the Needle, Grand Teton, W

'The mountains are the means; the man is the end. The idea is to improve the man, not to reach the top of the mountain.' –Walter Bonatti

Anders Fillerup, Lower Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Wyoming

Anders Fillerup, Lower Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Wyoming

'The morning [is] the most memorable season of the day.' –Henry David Thoreau

Climber, Black Face of the Lower Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Wyomin

Climber, Black Face of the Lower Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Wyomin

“In climbing, the source of the magic is this: You can’t be bored and scared at the same time.” -Jack Turner

Exum clients on Wall Street, Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Grand Teto

Exum clients on Wall Street, Exum Ridge, Grand Teton, Grand Teto

'There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it.' –Mark Twain

Robbie Hirsch, Shark’s Fin, Sierra Nevada, California

Robbie Hirsch, Shark’s Fin, Sierra Nevada, California

'In climbing, the source of the magic is this: You can’t be bored and scared at the same time.' –Jack Turner