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“The politer inhabitants of the seventeenth century referred to mountains disapprovingly as ‘deserts’; they were also castigated as ‘boils’ on the earth’s complexion, ‘warts,’ ‘wens,’ ‘excrescences’ and even, with their labial ridges and vaginal valleys, ‘Nature’s pudenda.’” - Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind

(Image: Everest, photographed from the Rongbuk Valley by John Noel (1924), via mpdrolet)

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    Restored photograph by Phil Ballard of a 1922 Captain John Noel photograph taken on the 1922 Everest Expedition, the...
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    Captain John Noel, George Mallory and company 1922 Everest Expedition, Mt. Everest from the base camp in the Rongbuk...
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    Everest from the North.
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    that is one giant pudenda..
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