What does climbing mean to me?
A question that I have often pined over. At certain points I wanted this answer for myself; frequently I needed it for others.
Climbing teaches grit & perseverance.
Climbing instills a desire to travel.
Climbing brings me to remote destinations.
Climbing focuses my time & effort.
Climbing nurtures confidence.
Climbing provides a social outlet.
Climbing reminds me to endure.
Above all, climbing has given more than it has taken.
Climbing is more than just movement on rock. So, the next time I am asked why I spend my free time on such fruitless pursuits, I might just find the right words.
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