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"To be roped up means placing your complete trust in someone else. This is not calculated, it just happens. Those who have never experienced this trust have no idea what it means. The bond between the members of a rope team is powerful in its simplicity. We spend entire days without uttering a word to each other, yet there is a symbiotic relationship. What is this aspect of friendship exactly? It is that of human adventure, the type of adventure that builds character and makes us who we are. It is not just about performance. All of these years form a whole. The cumulated learning of each experience glued together, the loyalty, and the range of emotions one feels, all of this justifies the effort to train and to push the edge of the envelope."

Patrice Glairon-Rappaz