This trek/climb is emblematic of what we as the audience must (choose to?) endure in order to follow these “story” arcs. Climb to the top, for what? Jump out a window when there is a perfectly serviceable door?
Couldn’t we all!!
Mark your “canteen” looks to be about the size of a pint flask… Which I thought you lost when you went face-down a while back… Nice of you to share though… And doc, this is nothing more than a heaping dose of confirmation bias– you want this to be “the way” so you are declaring all things “familiar…”