Said The Spider To The Fly

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said a spider to a fly;
” ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to shew when you are there.”
“Oh no, no!” said the little fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.”

The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt  published in 1829. 

In my mind  I have a ghost of an idea that the mountains are Nature’s Haunted Houses and that some of them are even killers and collect trophies ( looking at you Mount Everest ).

Vague ideas aside, I am sure of one thing.

Mountains spend all of their time just waiting for somebody to stroll up their calm and serene faces and that they will patiently wait for that single traveler to make one bad move.

Just one.

1. In 1924 George Mallory was among the first climbers to attempt to climb Mt. Everest. He fell and died because of head trauma. His body was not found and identified until 1999.

The Cuernos del Paine
Photographed by Luis Davilla

The dead of winter in North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA. Photographer Unknown

Carpathian Mountains With Trees Covered With Snow And Sunlight With Cloudy Sky During Winter Photographer Unknown

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