Why Climb a Mountain? It’s not just because it’s there, it’s more about having that inner desire to explore. And not just to explore the earths physical aspects, but also to explore and experience one’s personal limits and abilities, a feeling you can’t imitate in everyday living. Then to add to that, being able to overcome some of Mother Nature’s ultimate power is exhilarating, but not just for the achievement and glory, but to show respect for mother earth and to express one’s total admiration for her strength, and that you will always appreciate the opportunity to have experienced, and temporarily overcome, just some of her greatness. And in return we see greatness in ourselves.
(Howard Polley) Adventure Sayings and Quotes about Adventure Why?
Why do I Climb? For the Experience, for the Adventure, for the Challenge, for the Knowledge, to Measure Myself, to Teach Others, to Inspire Others. The peak is not the the finish line, it is the beginning. Though the peak is the goal, we know it is not the peak of our life. And the moments that define us are not about our accomplishments, but it's how we live our life in between our moments of accomplishments. bragging about what you did does not define you.
Two weeks in the mountains can change your blood for months
AltitudeOmics: the integrative physiology of human acclimatization to hypobaric hypoxia and its retention upon reascent. Even short exposures to high elevation can unleash a complex cascade of changes within red blood cells that make it easier for them to cope with low-oxygen conditions. What’s more, these changes persist for weeks and possibly months, even after descending to lower elevations. That finding may be a boon for medical researchers and also for hikers, skiers, and distance runners who don’t have time for extended altitude training.
Movies about Climbing
The Beckoning Silence (youtube) Touching The Void (youtube)
K2 (youtube) K2 Documentary Film Vertical Limit (2000) (youtube)
High Altitude Climbing on Lunag Ri: David Lama | POV Highlights (youtube)
Mammut Making Of Key Visual Matterhorn 2015 (youtube)
1st international Highline Weekend in Ostrov 2010 (youtube)
Yosemite Free-Climbers Reach Top of El Capitan (youtube)
Wasfia Nazreen Climbed The Highest Mountains On Every Continent For A Powerful Reason
Adam Ondra born February 5, 1993 in Brno, is a Czech rock climber. He also participates in sport climbing and bouldering competitions. Took eight days to finish the free-climb up the Dawn Wall of the famed El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park at 3,000 feet. (5' 11" Weight: 150 lbs.)
In 2013, for the first time, all 50 state park systems sponsored First Day hikes.
First Day Hikes began more than 20 years ago in Massachusetts.
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