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At the stage of the high-mountain expedition the alpinist has to face many aspects
of his/her own culture; during the journey he/she crosses the boundaries of foreign cultures,
whereas the moment of hiking shows him/her the capabilities of his/her own body or
nature. Thus, alpinism is a transgression of cultural, epistemiological, material and
knowledge-based boundaries. The discourse of alpinism has aimed at a sort of exposure
of the requirements of body and natural environment, and their simultaneous familiarization,
however not by means of aprioric epistemiological mechanisms, but in the course
of a conscious reference of them to the individual in experience. Experience implies here
both the knowledge of the axiological system, and the necessity of an individual reference
to the cultural rules, interiorized knowledge of moral norms which are being confronted
with their ontic basis and revalued in the finiteness of time and space (also cultural)
in which they appear.