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Ramblin dave - on 12 Jul 2017
I just noticed that it's Henry David Thoreau's 200th Birthday today!

Among his many other commendable works (writing on civil disobedience, early steps towards environmentalism, epic beard), there are quite a few bits of his writing that feel like they should resonate with climbers and hillwalkers.

This, from Walden for instance:

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms..."

Any other fans here?
redscotti - on 13 Jul 2017
In reply to Ramblin dave:
Apparently not. Or maybe they're all out in the woods having abandoned their tech, so will never read your post.....
Post edited at 06:26
Hardonicus - on 13 Jul 2017
In reply to Ramblin dave:

As rambling as your moniker.
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toad - on 13 Jul 2017
In reply to Ramblin dave: apparently, he used to go home to his mums for tea!


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