For all my life I explored the mountains under the most extreme
circumstances. I found crystals of unique beauty, I made gold finds
and I discovered new kinds of dinosaurs and mysterious vegetable
kingdoms of primitive times. I took part in uncountable expeditions
to all parts of the world. It was not the ascent of the mountain
that I was interested in but instead the inner of the mountain, the
unknown. The treasures of this world put a spell on me.
Over decades a lot of mountaineers wanted to tell us how to climb a mountain possibly in a monkey manner and that fact killed the Alpinism. In future it will be our duty to show the young generations that there are a lot more things to do in the mountains. I pointed out that these mountains are still full of mysteries that can be discovered by anyone. That is where the new ground for the future generations lies.
I wanted to talk to nature in order to be able to grasp her in her majesty.
I observe stones, plants and animals in order to learn from them. Still I find myself at the beginning.
But from year to year I discovered more what a superficial society we have become. We feel like the conquerors of absurdity.
Every year we chop aisles in our woods in order for us to indulge our drive for money.
We don't even notice that there is also a life before death.