Lorenzo & his humble friends

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

Tag: cold


For the past 26 years 16 expeditions have tried and failed to climb one of pakistan’s 8,000 meter peaks in winter. On february 2, 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards became the first. The journey nearly killed them. Cory carried a small camera and filmed the ordeal constantly. This is a two-minute clip from the full movie.

The big chill

One week ago I went for a short and very random hike on the Ardennes with Alejandra, Daniel, Mita, and Toni. Thinking back about it now, that experience gives a brand new sense to the second last stanza of Thomas’ poem: Take me like some pilgrim / from the north, stumbling, sloshing / through this blankness, this / nakedness. /I am stripped of / my colour now. I am walking / amongst these frozen poplars as an insider.