10 reasons why climbing mountains can enrich your life
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 things I have found climbing mountains can help everybody in a positive way. Not only will you built incredible strength and endurance from climbing mountains (consistently) but you will also find that your diet becomes better. McDonalds are not readily available in the alpine (thank goodness for that!) so you find that you will have to pack lunches and snacks. You are also going to find that unhealthy food will not fuel you properly. The work involved in hiking and climbing demands a proper diet.
We all can see pictures of these places and we all can long to go to these places but actually doing the work to get to these places cuts many out of the crowd. The time and effort required to climb a mountain, and I’m talking a good high altitude daylong trek of a mountain, can be too much of a task for many. When you do make it to the peak you can rest assure that you are of the few who make it up there and can revel in the beauty and rarity of such a view. The good thing is you’re 100% guaranteed to get an amazing view from the top of a mountain (unless it’s a foggy day or smoky day).
Hikers and 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. Meeting people through alpine clubs, hiking groups and social media will be some of the main ways to find hiking partners. The great thing about hiking people is that we all have the similar goals, to get to the top of the mountain and to enjoy a day of exercise and nature’s beauty. Life long friends can be made this way because you generally spend a lot of time with each other. You also get to take in the most beautiful places with these people, which can bring people together in special ways.
Mountains are so special; they have such magic to them. Maybe it is the fact they are can be 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. You might find that all the problems in your life dissolve when you are around them or that life slows down a bit. All that I can tell you is that after spending time surrounded by them or climbing them you will feel the urge to come back. The altitude trains your lungs to become stronger and the struggle becomes less and less every time you hike. READ MORE…