“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Edmund Hillary.
We all know being in the mountains can make life better but what about climbing to the top of those mountains? Here are a few arguments about why climbing mountains can help everybody in a positive way.
Argument 1. Not only will you built incredible strength and endurance from climbing mountains (consistently) but you will also find that your diet becomes better. Hesburger are not readily available in the top of a mountain (thank goodness for that!).
Argument 2. Climbers are an awesome breed of people. You will find these a few similarities between them: They are all positive, they are all strong and confident and they are all happy.
Argument 3. Mountains are so special; they makes you feel there´s a lot of magic around you. Maybe it is the fact they are so dangerous or maybe it is because they make us feel so small. Even if you don’t even climb them they call to you.
Argument 4. After seeing what untouched places look like you will want to protect them. Clear cutting and human interference in any of these beautiful places will be the worst thing imaginable to you. You might finally understand why there are so many rules in national parks and that you are so thankful for these rules.
Argument 5. Age is only a number. I’ve seen hikers under the age of 7 and I’ve seen hikers over the age of 70. I am learning more and more that age only represents the number of years you have been alive. It does not serve as a litmus test for opportunity. Those who decide early in life to care for their bodies and not allow age to limit their potential will not be handicapped by it.
Go, climb a mountain! You’ll love it.
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Kaarle Vanamo, the creator of ClimbStation