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29 inspiring and funny mountain quotes

29 inspiring and funny mountain quotes

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Celebrating International Mountain Day (11 December) or just celebrating your love for the mountains – get some inspiration for your next hiking or camping trip with the funny and wise quotes about mountains from people who can’t live without them:

1. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. – Robert W. Service

2. Pissing through 6 inches of clothes with a 3-inch penis! – words by an Everest climber when asked what was the hardest thing about climbing Everest

3. When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart. – Dan May

4. Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. – Brooke Hampton

5. I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest — it’s only a mountain. – Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest

6. One thing to remember on the Eiger, never look up, or you may need a plastic surgeon. – Don Whillans

7. Great things are done when men and mountains meet; this is not done by jostling in the street. – William Blake

8. Let’s not mince words: Everest doesn’t attract a whole lot of well-balanced folks. The self-selection process tends to weed out the cautious and the sensible in favor of those who are single-minded and incredibly driven. Which is a big reason the mountain is so dangerous. – Jon Krakauer

9. Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.  – Ed Viesturs

10. He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary. ― Friedrich Neitszche

11. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. – T.S. Eliot

12. Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. ― Barry Finlay

13. Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained. – Aleksander Lwow

14. For me, a holiday is about taking a book and going to a mountain and reading. – Sonam Kapoor

15. I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life.”
― Mark Obmascik

16. 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

17. Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. – Werner Herzog

18. I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view. – Julian Lennon

19. I have loved her, my little wanderer, with a mind full of wild forests and eyes that await adventures. – Conny Cernik

20. Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. – John Muir

21. In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t. – Rusty Baille

22. Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. – Anatoli Boukreev

23. The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. – Rabindranath Tagore

24. There’s a world out there, and you’ve got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime. – Bill Janklow

25. Within a month of intense life in the mountains is going through so much, what used to be a period of several years; this is a occupancy for people greedy for life – human life is not enough. – Jerzy Kukuczka

26. You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves. – Lito Tejada-Flores

27. It’s not the Mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary

28. Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence. – Hermann Buhl

29. I’ve realised that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain. – Andrew Garfield 

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