We never achieve mastery over the mountains; the mountains are never conquered  they will always remain and sometimes  they will take away our friends if not ourselves.

The climbing game is a folly, taken more or less seriously,  an indulgence in an activity which is of no demonstrable benefit to anyone.

 It is used to be that mountaineers sought to give credence to their wish to climb mountains by concealing their aims behind a shield of scientific research, but no more, It is now accepted, though not understood, that people are going to climb for its own sake.

Joe Tasker

From the summit of  Pisco an incredible view of 3 gems: Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Rinrihircas.