"Climbing together, which forces men close to each other physically and sometimes spiritually, still can't overcome the irreducible barriers of their separate selves. Nor can writing ultimately translate the experience. So in words, all that may ultimately get through is some third-hand filtration of life that was once lived. A man's best moments seem to go by before he notices them; and he spends a large part of his life reaching back for them, like a runner for a baton that will never come. In disappointment, he grows nostalgic; and nostalgia inevitably blurs the memory of the immediate thrill, which, simply because it had to be instantaneous, could not have lasted. Now that our whole expedition has passed, now that I sit in a warm room with a pencil and blank paper before me, instead of a rock and snow i feel our vanished moments forever lost."  - David Roberts - The Mountain Of My Fear
 
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Brandon Nicklaus is an outdoor photographer, videographer, engineer, Author,  and adventure addict living in Broomfield, CO. He spends his weekends exploring the Rocky Mountains while working full time during the week. This site is a way for him to share his experiences, ideas, and inventions with the world. Welcome to Brandon's life. 

 

 

 

"It is through resisting death that we humans experience what it is to be human... The secret lies in the fact that I can only have the most intense experiences when I push myself to the limits of what is possible" - Reinhold Messner - My Life at the Limit

 
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Brandon

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