/ by Eric Dacus

…we are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size." - John of Salisbury

Looking forward to a ski mountaineering trip this weekend, humbling to know what’s been done before. Certainly not going to try to ski anything that steep, but I like knowing the history of how these things get started.