How climbing mountains can change your life


 “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin

Adventure traveling is one of the most fulfilling experience a person can have, it consists of doing an activity that requires a leap of faith, where you try something new, something challenging, where you feel your heart racing by just thinking about it.

One of the best adventures travels you can take part in is climbing a mountain, the benefits you are going to get and the feelings you’re going to experience will change your mind and life forever.

First of all, let’s start with the obvious, climbing a mountain will make you become the fittest version of yourself. It’s a physically demanding activity that will require your body to adapt and grow. That’s why ideally you are going to start training for around 6 months before you actually climb the mountain. Having the goal of climbing a mountain will motivate you to exercise hard and give it your all during every workout.  During every workout, you will work out with a purpose, a vision that will propel you forward and help you get up when you feel like quitting.

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Patience is a Virtue

The process will make you learn patience. You do not climb a mountain and reach the top quickly by running, but by taking small consistent steps while having a laser-like focus on the goal.

Your mind will start playing games, suggesting that this is incredibly hard and that you should quit. You will start questioning why you are even doing this. If you actually manage to overcome this little voice, then reaching the peak is not an idea, but a possibility. This will teach you persistence, an attribute that will benefit you in almost every area of your life… Climbing a mountain is far from easy, it is not only physically demanding but also mentally challenging.


Social Life in Nature

You will most likely meet new people who are strong, confident and positive that you can call your friends. Climbing mountains is not a solo sport. You will have other people besides you who share the same goal, the goal of wanting to see what the top looks like and seeing it with their own eyes; instead of imagining it. You will find yourself roped together as you work up the mountain not as individuals but as a team.

When you climb a mountain, you give yourself the opportunity to capture the beauty and allure of life, you find peacefulness up there, at the top.

Climbing a mountain will test your spirit. They will bring out both the best and your worst in you. You will learn that they are unforgiving, impersonal and answer to no higher authority.

Through climbing, you will become more self-reliant. You will increase your confidence. The process will also humble you, while also learning to overcome fear and push past it.

Climbing a Mountain will teach you numerous lessons, and you will be able to transfer most of them to your everyday life.



In conclusion

Climbing a mountain is not only about you, and how you are challenging yourself, it is also about meeting new people, partnering up and sharing some “that was close” and close call moments. It is also about you reaching the summit and finally seeing what has been described in the books and by people. You feel accomplished, powerful and that you are unstoppable. Finally, you actually experience the term “breathtaking”.


There are many reasons to climb a mountain, however, perhaps to answer the question of why should one climb a mountain can only be answered by yourself, because, in the end, only you can determine the answer.

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary