My first contact with Zdeno was December 1st 2014 - 3 1/2 months have past since we first started scrambling ideas around about 8000m peaks and bikes and just 3 1/2 months remain till we leave for Pakistan. I couldn't have found a better organizer than Zdeno for such a mission and he has been a great organizer and seems to be incessantly on the job. The activity level is going to become much more intense in these coming months. Gear to arrange , visas and flights , training no doubt and all the time the quest for funds to pay for it all. Having a short time frame has its advantages - no time to hesitate or doubt - only the will for action.
“Climbing for me is more than a sport,” writes mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner in his latest book, My Life at the Limit. “Climbing is all about freedom, the freedom to go beyond all the rules and take a chance, to experience something new, to gain insight into human nature… For me, imagination is more important in climbing than muscle or daredevil antics.”