These drawings are from a classic guide to mountain rescue.
Separated from the text, I found the illustration were touching images of human vulnerability, care, solidarity, and love for one another. Drifting them away from their context of the heroic mountains, I adapted them to contexts of healthcare and activism.
The pairings are, firstly, Maggie Jencks and her friend Laura Lee. Laura was a chemotherapy nurse who treated Maggie and went on to become the chief executive of Maggie's Centres, which remains one of the most radial examples of patient-led healthcare.
The other pairing, Derek Jarman and Simon Watney, represents two tireless campaigners for a respectful and unprejudiced response to HIV/AIDS. Wanted was the co-founder of OutRage.
They climbed the mountain for all of us.