| What started me climbing was a book by Reinhard Karl: "Erlebnis
Berg: Zeit zum Atmen", which my parents gave me for Christmas.
This book was our bible: we went to the places where Reinhard Karl
had climbed, tried to climb the same routes, looking for something
also he had been looking. The famous starting
lines in the book convey a lot of this feeling (in German).
|| Another good description of mountaineering that I really liked
was the NZZ-article by Roland Heer, Das
Klettern in den Zeiten der Unruhe (in German).
||Climbing has so many different aspects: adrenaline, frienship, nature.
There is no single answer to why we do it. In "Traum
und Wirklichkeit" (German) I try to put some of my thoughts