“No sport encourages the paradoxical impulses of meditative, in-the-moment focus and past-tense memorializing quite like mountain climbing…A mountain presents not just an invitation to climb it but also a provocation to represent that climb.”

Alice GregoryAlice Gregory

“Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.”

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister