For a portion of my life I lived in Calgary. Before and since, I've made it a point to make pilgrimages up into these mountains. These aren't just any mountains. The experiences I've had and the people I've known who have pioneered routes here make the Canadian Rockies a place of legend to me.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."