Quote for Today: Bree Loewen

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August 18, 2015 by katmcdaniel

Summit of the Dom, Pennine Alps, Switzerland

Summit of the Dom, Pennine Alps, Switzerland
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During my three seasons at Mount Rainier I learned a lot about mountain climbing and rescues, about politics and camaraderie in the mountains, and about what being a woman climber means. Now I know in all certainty when to bring my toothbrush and when to leave it at home, and, all things considered, that kind of confidence is hard to come by. The greatest skill I ever had, though, was the one I started with: being able to suffer for long periods of time and not die. In exchange, I got to see some amazing things.
Bree Loewen, Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier
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