George Leigh Mallory was once asked 'why he climbed Mount Everest?'
The legendary British mountaineer allegedly replied "Because it's there." Not me! I climb mountains 'because of what is NOT there.' No wi-fi connection. No cellphone beeping with social media notifications. No television blaring in the background. No traffic roaring. Nothing but the wind whispering a song through the tussock. Me and my camera. Alone together. Likewise, when shooting mountain landscapes, I tr