Xian: I always feel I’m confronting ice and high mountains when I turn to your blog, skeetering on precarious, freezing cliffs, shivering, sliding in dark, deathly snow caverns—just the kinds of places I try mightily to avoid.
Although Nietzsche says this is his conception of philosophy (ice and high mts), I always take this metaphorically. I especially detest the feeling of slip-sliding on ice (no error control), and designed my own ice shoes with cleats and salt to get by in college (still not nearly good enough).
Shoes with salt?! I’d be interested in seeing the device!!
The idea was to jettison the salt ahead and under the shoe to melt the ice; sorry not to have explained.
Great pictures – and taken under really difficult lighting conditions, too, by the look of it. Good work!