I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain. Andrew Garfield
Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. BarryFinlay
Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb. Greg Child
You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can’t be conquered; you conquer yourself – your hopes, your fears. Jim Whitaker
You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you don’t climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional. Mark Udall
Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. Theodore Roethke Inspirational Mountain Quotes
I feel like an old-fashioned mountain climber when I am making discoveries, seeing something for the first time, realizing that no human before me has ever seen what I am seeing. It takes your breath away – for just a moment, you feel a pause in time, as you know you are crossing a boundary into a new realm of knowledge. HeidiHammel
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela Inspirational Mountain Quotes
Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence. Hermann Buhl
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock
The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. John Muir
Clouds come and go, the mountain remains. Meeta Ahluwalia
Tomaz believed that 80% alpinism was mental and spiritual and that his third eye vision & openness of his mind to the language of the walls were critical. Bernadette McDonald
There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest. Alex Lowe
He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away; but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth. He longed to shut out the immensity in a quiet room by a fire. J R R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do. David J. Schwartz
I learn something every time I go into the mountains. Michael Kennedy
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. John Muir
While they rested, he searched for landmarks. The mountains they’d walked into were gone, a hazy gray ceiling of storm clouds in their place. It gave him the unsettling feeling of being caught inside a box. Danika Stone
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that xxddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac Inspirational Mountain Quotes
The mountains are calling, and I must go. John Muir
The best view comes after the hardest climb.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery. JohnRuskin
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news. John Muir
May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits. Harley King
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey
Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Amelia Earhart
The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another. Marianne Williamson
Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire, and some peace and quiet. Brooke Hampton
Mountains are like the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter who anyone is or what they do. Jimmy Chin
Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. Anatoli Boukreev
The climb speaks to our character, but the view, I think, to our souls. Lori Lansens
Only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. Richard Nixon
Mountains are the embodiment of nature’s beauty, majesty, and power.
The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir
In the mountains, there you feel free. T.S. Eliot
Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous. Reinhold Messner
It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills. William Arthur Ward
The peaks of the highest mountains are very frightening, but in the spirit of a mountaineer there is something that constantly feeds his courage: An endless desire to succeed! Mehmet Murat Ildan
Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up. Tyler Knott Gregson
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wears you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. Muhammad Ali
Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. Anatoli Boukreev
Gazing out from the mountains, the clouds are whiter, the sky is bluer, the air seeping into your lungs is as clear as the water roaring down from the snow, melting on the high peaks. A place where heaven is a little closer. Virginia Alison Inspirational Mountain Quotes
Emerald slopes became so tall they touched the clouds, and showers painted diamond waterfalls that sluiced down cliff sides. Victoria Kahler
Oh, we may learn a little about the behaviour of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. George Mallory
Short Inspirational Mountain Quotes for Captions
Don’t get your slopes up.
Life should have more mountains and less stress.
Climbing my way to bigger and better things.
Mount your blessings.
Aim for the highest. Andrew Carnegie Inspirational Mountain Quotes
Canyon help me out?
All I need is a mountain breeze and tall trees.
Three hikes and you’re out.
Coffee, Mountains, Adventure
Take me to the mountains. Inspirational Mountain Quotes
Right up your valley.
How wild it was to let it be. Cheryl Strayed
Go where you feel most alive.
A little more altitude, a little less attitude
All good things are wild and free.
Don’t sweat the tall stuff.
Mount me in!
Wake up, it’s adventure and coffee time.
The best view comes after the hardest climb.
Take a hike.
Enjoying life in the snow lane.
The Climb Minister.
From crags to riches.
Go wild, for a while
Mountain girl > Beach girl.
Quotes About Conquering Peaks
Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. Ed Viesturs
Find tranquility in the heights of mountains, and you’ll find it within yourself. Inspirational Mountain Quotes
If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.
The combination of successful communication – the sharing of thoughts – and physical action can, literally, move mountains. PeterMcWilliams
A mountain’s ascent is a metaphor for the progress we make in life – one step at a time.
In the embrace of mountains, the soul finds the stillness it seeks.
In the mountains, your soul finds the elevation it longs for.
Life is a series of peaks and valleys, and in each challenge, we find an opportunity for growth.
The most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one’s liberty. HenriFrederic Amiel Inspirational Mountain Quotes
People ask me, ‘What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?’ and my answer must at once be, ‘It is of no use.’There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. George Leigh Mallory
Mountains offer us a path to solitude, where we discover the peace within our souls.
Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. Robert MacFarlane
Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it. Edmund Hillary
You won’t find reasonable men at the top of tall mountains Hunter S Thompson
It’s important to know that words don’t move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains. Danilo Dolci
I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life. Mark Obmascik
Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. Werner Herzog
In the heights, the world’s noise fades, and the stillness of your heart emerges.
I am never lost in the mountains, it’s where I find myself.
The mountains teach us to find peace in the majesty of nature and within ourselves. As we navigate the peaks and valleys of life, remember that the journey itself is the real adventure.
If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man. Wilfrid Noyce
The beauty of life is that it resembles a mountain; the harder the climb, the more breathtaking the view. Inspirational Mountain Quotes
Like a mountain, life tests our limits, but it’s those tests that shape us into who we’re meant to be.
The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change. Thomas Wolfe
Just as the mountain stands tall and unyielding, so should we in the face of life’s challenges.
Life is like a mountain range, with its peaks and valleys. Embrace the journey, for that’s where growth happens.
Amidst the grandeur of peaks, we discover the serenity of our own souls.
Two peaks, wonderfully akin and compatible in every way, may rise to the clouds but never witness each other’s majesty because of the space between them. John Shors
Nature’s quietude in the heights of mountains echoes the inner peace within us.
Faith can reclaim deserts as well as move mountains. Wallace Stegner
You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. Sir Edmund Hillary
Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years. John C. Maxwell
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top.
The Sierra Nevada is five hundred miles of rock put right. Granite freed by glaciers and lifted through clouds where water, frozen and fine, has scraped and washed it into a high country so brilliant it brings light into night. Willard Wyman
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. Steve Jobs
Amidst the peaks, discover the stillness within, where the soul finds its sanctuary.
Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life. Craig D. Lounsbrough
There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings. J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Mountains are like the challenges in life; they may seem insurmountable, but with determination, you can conquer them.
The higher we climb, the closer we get to the quietude of our own hearts.
There is no shortcut to any place worth going. Beverly Sills
In the heights, where the world falls away, find the calm of your own being.
One who can move mountains start with the little stones. Confucius
The hardest mountain to climb is the one within. J. Lynn
The peace you find in the heights of mountains is the peace you carry in your heart.
Meditation and prayer are my secret weapons and when I use them, I can move mountains. Syesha Mercado
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir
The mountain is a symbol of resilience, just as we must stand strong and unyielding in the face of life’s trials.
In the heights of the mountains, the mind finds clarity, and the soul finds peace.
Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion. Robert Macfarlane
Finding Inner Peace in the Heights
When life gives you mountains put on your boots and hike.
Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Richard Aldington
God begins to paint the clouds in the eastern sky when the mountains butterflies come flying home Srinidhi. R
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. T.S. Eliot
If I have someone who believes in me, I can move mountains. Diana Ross
As you climb the mountain of life, remember that every step forward is progress.
To live will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan
Few experiences rival a serious climb for bringing us into close contact with our own limitations. Part engineering project, part chess game, part ultramarathon, mountaineering demands of us in a way that other endeavors do not. Nick Heil
Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air, and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. David McCullough Jr.
In the midst of a thousand clouds and countless waters, there is an idle person. By day, he roams the green mountains, at night, he returns to sleep beneath the cliff. Quickly, the seasons pass in serenity, with no worldly bonds. How joyful! What does he depend upon? Quiet, like a large autumn river. Peter Levitt
How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end – to know there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared. George Mallory
Exploration knows no bounds when it unfolds among the peaks.
Mountains remind us that life’s most challenging climbs often lead to its most spectacular views.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir Inspirational Mountain Quotes
You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you. John Muir
The end of every road is only the beginning of a new one, even longer and more difficult. Anatoli Boukreev
Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters. Conrad Anker
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity John Muir
In the mountains, there are only two grades: You can either do it or you can’t. Rusty Baille
Just as the mountain endures through time, so too must we endure the trials and tribulations of life.
Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.
Life’s peaks and valleys mirror the terrain of the mountain; both are essential for a complete and fulfilling journey.
Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them. Swami Vivekananda
Kindness moves mountains. Acceptance opens doors, makes room for change, diffuses misunderstanding. Dianna Agron
There’s no time to be bored in world as beautiful as this.
Sunlight streamed through grumbling storm clouds that played like tiger kittens around the mountain ridges. Jane Wilson-Howarth
You might be at the summit but it’s all downhill from there.
The summit of the mountain and the pinnacle of life are both attainable, but they require effort, patience, and a relentless spirit.
Every mountain has its soul… if the mountain does not accept you & you don’t submit to her will, she will destroy you. BernadetteMcDonald,
I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.
Life is like a mountain hike; you can either focus on the rough terrain or the breathtaking scenery.
The light spread, there were long lines of cloud in the sky and presently above them the outline of the snow peaks appeared, cold and hard as if they were made of iron; they turned from black to grey to white while the hills were still in darkness. Rumer Godden
I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. Tony Robbins
Persistence is the most powerful force on Earth, it can move mountains. Albert Einstein Inspirational Mountain Quotes
So be sure when you step, step with great care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act. And will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed ( and / percent guaranteed)! Kid, you’ll move mountains. Dr. Seuss
Did you hear that story about the biggest mountain in the world? I couldn’t get over it.
We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. John Muir
Mountaineering is a lot like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer, you’re damn glad when its over, but it’s an interesting story.
The night presents its most magnificent gifts to the mountaineers who endure the biggest troubles! Mehmet Murat Ildan
Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season, the time of day, the beholder’s frame of mind, or any one thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is essential to recognize that we can never know more than one side, one small aspect of a mountain. Haruki Murakami
Mountains as Metaphors for Life
Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. Victoria Erickson
Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views! Nyki Mack
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Kevin Rose
Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak. Andy Andrews
To adventure is to find yourself whole.
Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’t no valley low enough. Ain’t no river wide enough, to keep me from getting to you, baby. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel
Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. William Arthur Ward
Time in the mountains is snow much fun.
You can’t move mountains by whispering at them. Pink
Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like a yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast forever and ever. Charles Spurgeon Inspirational Mountain Quotes
As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the becomes the known. Robin S. Sharma
If this mountain was a novel, I’d call it, ‘Climb and Punishment’.
Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up. Ed Skrein
But the objective, the people ask, the meaning, the goal? There is no meaning, there is no goal. Mountaineering is as meaningless as life itself – and thus its magic will never die. Peter Wessel Zapffe
The mountains are a bridge between the earth and the sky, and in their grandeur, the human spirit soars.
These mountains were here long before I was born and will be here long after I am gone.
Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end. Edward Whymper
Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains. Jeffrey Rasley
Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride. Bear Grylls
There is no certainty; there is only adventure. Roberto Assagioli
The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains. Ernest Hello
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. John Muir
And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth’s shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man’s weak praise should be given God’s attention. Donald Miller
We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal or iron… If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy.
Going to the mountains is like going home John Muir
Never forget how beautiful the mountains are. You don’t want to take them for granite.
Climb the mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world. David McCullough Jr.
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. Robert Green Ingersoll
The higher you climb, the better the view.
Among the clouds, we shared a cup of tea the mountain and me Meeta Ahluwalia
The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly. John Muir
A lot of us would like to move mountains but few of us are willing to practice on small hills. Ed Macauley
I think, every time I’m on the mountain, I’m just so grateful to be there. Chloe Kim
Mountains stand as a testament to the indomitable spirit of humanity, reminding us that we are capable of reaching great heights, both in nature and in our own lives.
So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear. Wu Ming-Yi
Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action. John Muir
The only time to look back is to see how far you’ve come.
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. Khalil Gibran
When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart. Dan May
The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it. Herbert A. Simon
Beyond the mountains, more mountains. A Haitian proverb
Mountains are the great cathedrals of the earth, with their gates of rock, pavements of cloud, their choirs of streams, their altars of snow, and their crests of stars. John Muir
Adventure is not hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain.
Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles in life. John Amatt
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. Wilma Rudolph
The great Rocky Mountains, softly shaded in gray, were submerged in a sea of fluffy white clouds, feathery wisps enveloping the peaks like a kingdom of the air. Gina Marinello-Sweeney
As a mountain, you can’t grow, but as a human, I can. Edmund Hillary
You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers. AmitKalantri
The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far. Paulo Coelho
Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. Frank Borman
A mountain’s favorite band is Range Against the Machine.
Life is better when you’re surrounded by your best friends in the mountains.
Mountains test not only our physical strength but also the strength of our spirit and the depth of our determination.
And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for. George Mallory
Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain. Edmund Hillary
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
Believing that you can move mountains is sometimes more important than actually having the ability to do so. Joshua Kushner
Beneath the moon, chilly winds blow through the pines as wisps of clouds arise. So many mountain ridges layer into each other for miles around! The valley stream is quiet and clear — I’m not done with this boundless joy. Peter Levitt
Quotes on Adventure and Exploration Amidst Peaks
The mountains whisper secrets of serenity to those who are willing to listen.
Every mountain in life is an opportunity to prove that you can conquer the challenges that stand in your way.
There are beautiful clouds below her and there are snow-clad mountain peaks emerging from those clouds. The white peaks shining in blue sky among white clouds look like glittering diamonds to her. Ashish Bhardwaj
Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down. Sir Edmund Hillary
In the heights, we leave behind the chaos of the world and embrace the stillness within.
Life is an ever-changing landscape, with mountains to climb and valleys to explore. Inspirational Mountain Quotes
Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold
I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter, and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life, not as a competition. Shannon L. Alder
Life is a journey, and the mountain is a symbol of the obstacles we must overcome along the way.
For the stone from the top for geologists, the knowledge of the limits of endurance for the doctors, but above all for the spirit of adventure to keep alive the soul of man. George Mallory Inspirational Mountain Quotes
Amidst towering peaks, we find a haven for the restless spirit to rest in peace.
If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home. Vera Nazarian
I’m a person of the mountains and the open paddocks and the big empty sky, that’s me, and I knew if I spent too long away from all that I’d die; I don’t know what of, I just knew I’d die. John Marsden
The heights of mountains hold the key to unlocking the peace within.
To know beyond any shadow of a doubt that God is bigger, and therefore you cannot lose? That’s the faith that moves mountains. Graham Cooke
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. Robert M. Pirsig
Mountains teach us that sometimes the path to success is steep, but the summit is always worth it.
Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Those personal values, which we gain from our approach to the mountains, are great enough to enrich our life. Is not the irrationality of its very lack of purpose the deepest argument for climbing? Heinrich Harrer
The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe. Casey Neistat
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. Christopher McCandless
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. Andy Rooney
In the grand theater of life, the mountains represent the struggles that make us who we are.
Seeking solitude in the mountains, one discovers the solitude of the soul.
You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. Rene Daumal
So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for. ― George Leigh Mallory