are cathedrals: grand and pure, the houses of my religion. I go to them
as humans go to worship...From their lofty summits, I view my past,
dream of the future, and with unusual acuity I am allowed to experience
the present moment. My strength renewed, my vision cleared, in the
mountains I celebrate creation. On each journey I am reborn."
-Anatoli Boukreev, from his new book.
book, "Above the Clouds" is published by Saint Martin's Press
and includes a foreword by Galen Rowell. Above the Clouds is a
collection of Anatoli's diaries, climbing journals and photographs
compiled by Linda Wylie.