Some people wonder why I tempt fate by exploring the mountains, but seriously, just look at them. Humans are drawn to high places. They are the places of mythology and wonder. They tower over our homes and promise a whole new view of the world we see every day. These are the things that draw me upward. I don’t know if the weather will cooperate, if the peak will be too daunting, or even if I’ll make it back at all. All of that is because the mountain will do what it’s going to do regardless of my presence. A rock that stayed in place for a million years might move when you’re there, but it might not budge for a million more.