“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child
Sir Edmund Hillary said he climbed Mt. Everest “because it is there.” But why do we climb the internal mountains?
Many people attempt great things as escapism, running from their demons by running marathons.
There are too many musicians and writers to name that use their art as a way of processing their traumas and telling their horror stories, a form of public therapy yielding some of the greatest works in history.
Some people are just wired differently, whether they are indifferent to risk or willing to accept it as part of the challenge and adventure of climbing to heights in business or sport.
Some are still trying to please their father and make them proud, even if that parent has been gone for decades.
Most people commence a journey and only when on the path discover why they are on it. This is the essence of our climb as human beings.