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Nietzsche, Mountains and Mountaineering

Nietzsche deserves to be the patron saint of mountaineering philosophers:

1. Nietzsche apparently took notebooks with him whilst on long walks in the mountains.

2. His Thus Spake Zarathustra begins with Zarathustra experiencing an epiphany whilst in a cave on a mountain, returning there later to reflect on the failure of the common horde to appreciate his insights.

3. "A few hours’ mountain climbing turns a rogue and a saint into two roughly equal creatures." The Wanderer and His Shadow

4. "He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." Thus Spake Zarathustra

(Many thanks to Nigel Tubbs for bringing Nietzsche's great love of the mountains to my attention; and for entries 1. and 2.)