"As multi-faceted, complex geographical places, mountains force fragmentation in cultures, language, and diet. They are simultaneously, places of Heimat, but also places for the Heimlos. Mountains, with their foreboding mass, and difficult terrain are often national borders, and lie in a liminal zone between cultures and languages. Or they are mystical places in various religious traditions where divine interventions happen. In a world populated by billions of humans, the mountains are also acts of resistance. Here nature defies the relentless onslaught of human building."