This blog’s theme for 2007 is the Brotherhood of the Rope. See the first post of the year.
The rope is made of many strands representing our various strengths. The rope makes it safer to summit and it also symbolizes the psychological connection between climbers.
Today two climbers, Vassily Pivtsov and Maxut Zhumayevk, summited Everest without oxygen.
To me the rope symbolizes both results and relationships. I hope many more climbers summit this year and that safety occurs for all.
Keep climbing connected.
Photo Credit: Downclimbing the Coxcomb – http://flickr.com/photos/mikep/32085898/