Mountaineers are most likely male, between the ages of 25 and 40 and travel in tight-knit groups of two or three. Theirs is an intense form of brotherhood. As they brave off into the mountains they encounter life and death experiences on every excursion. They wake up at three in the morning to reach the summit in time to see the sunrise. Sometimes they climb and trek for twenty five hours without stopping, often along the sheer icy walls of a glacier. They live with a kind of hard-ass intensity that one rarely seen in regular humans. And at the end of the day, most will admit they are just a little bit gay.