Olivia Maia

273 days ago

"For the most part throughout history, people didn’t climb mountains unless they absolutely had to. In ancient times mountains were often seen as the seat of the gods and the idea of going up one for fun would have seemed not just foolish, but blasphemous. You had to be Moses to climb Horeb of Sinai and stand face to face with God. Climbing mountains was not for mere mortals."

Via Ferrata Pisciadù


Near Alta Badia, in the Italian Dolomites, the horrendous violence of World War I has left behind a kind of frozen museum of the mountains. To visit, you take what’s called “The Iron Road.” Mountains are a pain.