Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Bajame una Estrella
Miriam Garcia Pascual is one of the shadow women of the climbing community worth a thought. I just finished reading her short and only Bajame una Estrella. She died climbing in the Meru Norte, in India, at 26, in an avalanche. The book is a kind of a diary with pictures from her trip from Yosemite to Patagonia, passing by Cordiliera Blanca. Familiar and unfamiliar grounds - and good, inspiring and emotional writing. Not sure how relevant it could be to the non-climbing herd, but it definitely speaks to the rat inside of any self-respecting climber...The paradox of the freedom call, the pleasure of risking one´s life - this actually is an interesting compliment reading with Fukuyama´s "End of the World" i´m into right now. Anyway, there goes a though for Miriam, looking up to her estrella.