It is the conquest of this fear that adds half the charm to climbing.
You ain’t old yet but when you get old, all the women in the village start to look down on you when they find out you want to do something other than sweep the kitchen or cut up vegetables. Had this big starch mango tree when I was small. Anytime I set myself to climb...
I realised I’d never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.
My father told me never to take my foot off a ladder to kick at someone who was kicking at me. When I did that, I would no longer be climbing. While they are kicking, my father told me, I should keep stepping. They can kick only one time. If I continued to climb, they...
There’s something about climbing a mountain that I find to be so beautiful, it’s like visiting an old home for the first time, discovering something about yourself you didn’t know existed and taking pleasure in every little secrets God created awaiting discovery.
You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high.
Stand tall on the summit after a tedious climb. Take in the remarkable scenery and the exhilaration of accomplishment. But don’t pause for long; there are greater mountains to climb while you still possess the drive and capacity to do so.
By a curious perversity, the human mind refuses to behave itself on the occasions when it should be intensely dramatic. It was so now; the climber suddenly forgot his fears in a smile. The choir had chosen this precise moment to start the Nunc Dimittis.
The only mountain that I would still like to climb: I’d like to break 85.
I feel numb most of the timeThe lower I get the higher I’ll climb
That is why we climb. We climb to reach safety. We climb to reach hope.
In bed, I could climb in, if you ever rest. Then I could mount you like Everest.