How rock climbing taught me to rewild – Part 2 – Nomadic nature

A nomadic lifestyle close to nature

The inherent nature of rock climbing means that in order to climb one usually has to travel, either near or far. Climbing becomes somewhat of a basic need and in order to satisfy that need and for the passion to survive it is common to go ‘foraging’ for rock, or the nearest thing to it. As I thought more and more about the connection between climbing and rewilding, I noticed that in many ways the extent to which a climber stays local or reaches out further a field, reflects the amount of “domestication” of the individual, versus how rewilded he or she may be.

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