October 25, 2017
‘WALK Gently, friend. We are walking in the path of those who went before.” Memorial to five fallen climbers. Page A1: Engraving in Japanese, September 17, 1910.
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I recently came across debates online arguing that mountain memorials are a kind of graffiti and not fitting to be in a wild environment. Others say they don’t want to encounter other people’s grief because everyday life is hard enough to deal with.