🔸"This photo is near and dear to my heart for many reasons, but primarily because this is the final resting place of my grandfather Jim.
We lost my grandfather nearly 15 years ago to suicide. His passing was a moment of soul-searching and reflection for my entire family. His ashes are scattered here, and now that I am old enough to climb, and an avid climber myself, I visit him every summer on his birthday—August 31st.
for the sanity and tranquility they provide. They are a grounding force in our world that sometimes seems so out of control. When I feel lost, I tend to get lost in them for a few days at a time and find myself again. I want everyone to know that there will always be someone out there to love, nurture, and hear them when they feel alone or isolated. Maybe, just maybe, by choosing the comfort of the mountains, future suicides may be prevented.”
Location: Chasm Lake, beneath the summit of Longs Peak in Colorado
chosen by: @tiarevincent
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