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Artwork, Arnold Shives, Mount Orpheus, 2001.




Nothing for the Heart to Cling To

Rising 2700 meters above the Bishop River, Mount Orpheus is a wedge-shaped landform of striking symmetry. Glenn Woodsworth and Arnold Shives approached it from the north, from the Styx Glacier:

"We climbed the face in the moonlight. All was silent. On the mountain there was nothing, nothing for the heart to cling to. Except for the crack of a shifting bergschrund, there was nothing for the senses save the rhythm of crampons puncturing the platinum ice."* Artwork details

Related topic: Adventure Implies an Element of Risk
*Mountain Journal, by Arnold Shives.

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