Ridgeway was learning that the telling was in some ways as important as the doing.
Adventure Hall of Fame – National Geographic Article
My interest in adventuring was shifting from fishing to long walks across wild places. The hikes allowed me to viscerally feel what this planet was like before our species populated it. Not just see, but feel with all my senses. Then—and only then—can someone understand in a deep way the impact we’ve had on the Earth.
Climbing to the top of a mountain, or completing a long hike – that’s self-satisfaction. But if there’s a large cause, it’s a deeper satisfaction because you leave something for the future. (Photos)
His overarching quality is pure pigheaded tenacity – If he sees something he wants to do, he just doesn’t back off of it