1996, one of my first outings to the fabulous alpine in the Lake Louise area. Mount Aberdeen and Aberdeen Glacier are in the background. Behind Mt. Aberdeen is Mt. Lefroy and Mt. Victoria. Andrzej, the man in the photo with me, is the Polish Himalayan climber from the golden days of Polish alpinism (1980s), full of fantastic stories of, at that time, lands yet to be discovered by me. At that time I could not have possibly imagined in my wildest dreems what would follow and how absolutely fortunate I would be to have the opportunity to do what I am doing. People like Andrzej, among many others have contributed to this wild journey!