Did a winter trek with four back-country ski buddies. Tough breakable crust at the top. One of the guys sprung an ankle. He and two others took the trail back down. Mils and I dropped off the sunrise slope and skied to the road below the Hwy summit. We all met up later for hot toddies in the parking lot.
"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."