Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain— Jack Kerouac
Satisfaction Mountain Climbers quotations
Don't climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains that you can see the world.
The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem--he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
I've climbed with some of the best climbers in the world, more importantly, to me, they are some of the best people in the world. That's another reason why I climb.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe.
Each climber loses one finger or toe once in a while.
This is a small but important reason for Polish climbers success. Western climbers haven't lost as many fingers or toes.
Short is the little which remains to thee of life. Live as on a mountain.
We don't live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means, and that is what life is for.
You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.
Experience comes from bad judgment.
We took risks. We knew we took them. Things have come out against us. We have no cause for complaint.
I climb upon the highest mountains, laughing at all tragedies - whether real or imaginary.
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.
To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity.
There are two kinds of people. Those who climb mountains and those who sit in the shadow of the mountains and critique the climbers.
For a climber, saying that you are stopping by Everest is like saying that you are stopping by to see God.
Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office of mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
First of all, who's your A&R? A mountain climber who plays an electric guitar? But he don't know the meaning of dope, When he's lookin for a suit and tie rap That's cleaner than a bar of soap! And I'm the dirtiest thing in sight, Matter of fact, bring out the girls and let's have a mud fight.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
There is an interconnectedness among members that bonds the family, much like mountain climbers who rope themselves together when climbing a mountain, so that if someone should slip or need support, he's held up by the others until he regains his footing.
I am afraid if there is anything to be afraid of.
A precipice cannot hurt you. Lions and tigers can. The streets of New York I consider more dangerous than the Matterhorn to a thoroughly competent and careful climber.
Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.
Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.
My friend Kurt Maix once described this diffidence as Fear's friendly sister, the right and necessary counterweight to that courage that urges men skyward, and protects them from self-destruction.
I do recall that El Cap seemed to be in much better condition than I was.
Whenever a climber leaves the known paths, he enters an area without rules or routines... The only advice comes from deep inside the self.
Did you know you had that much power? You can move mountains.
Everest wasn't like any other mountain.
Only one of ten climbers who attempt the mountain stands on the summit. And for every three climbers who do scale the mountain, one dies trying. The facts aren't welcoming. But you don't plan a trip to Everest believing those facts will apply to you.
As I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered. I do recall that El Cap seemed to be in much better condition than I was.
There's a lot of mountain climbers trapped inside of bodies of people behind the counter at Kinko's.
When you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer to the top yourself.
Many climbers become writers because of the misconceptions about climbing.
Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall - it's great when you stop.
You've climbed the highest mountain in the world.
What's left ? It's all downhill from there. You've got to set your sights on something higher than Everest.
The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.
If we ever have children and they become climbers I'll tell them, Stay away from expeditions. They'll make you poor and neurotic.
I am too slow to be a good climber, so I film instead.
Personally, I would rather climb in the high mountains.
I have always abhorred the tremendous heat, the dirt-filled cracks, the ant-covered foul-smelling trees and bushes which cover the cliffs, the filth and noise of Camp 4 (the climbers' campground), and worst of all, the multitudes of tourists which abound during the weekends and summer months.
Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.
The reason it was so scary was that there was only one climber capable of rescuing us, and that was Layton Kor, and he was in Colorado.
How wonderful is Cold Mountain Climbers are all afraid The moon shines on clear water twinkle twinkle Wind rustles the tall grass Plum trees flower in the snow Bare twisted trees have clouds for foliage A touch of rain brings it all alive Unless you see clearly do not approach
For every hiker, climber or canoeist who gets into trouble, there are thousands more who don't. Peter Bronski's compelling account of misadventures in the Adirondacks is a necessary corrective for those who go into the mountains unwary of the dangers.
Los Angeles is a very magical place when you take the entertainment industry out of it. You have beautiful beaches and amazing mountains here. I'm a big rock climber. I head out into the mountains whenever I have free time. It's amazing.
There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they're in the mountains, and all the rest.