• We know people by their stories: their history, their habits, their secrets, their triumphs and failures. We know them by what they do. We want to know mountains too, but they’ve got no story. So we do the next best thing. We throw ourselves onto them and make the stories happen.

    Bruce Barcott (2011). “Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier”, p.72, Sasquatch Books