Where I Find Inspiration

Climbing quote: It is not the mountain we conquer, it is ourselves.

I know that I post a lot of rock climbing pictures around here. And I also know that many of you are not rock climbers yourselves. My hope is that you are not getting fed up with the pictures, because I am a bit addicted to climbing.

Rock climbing gets me outdoors. It brings adventure into my otherwise normal, boring life. And it inspires me.

That’s the funny thing about inspiration – what may inspire me, may not inspire you. For some it is art. For others it is Pinterest. But for me, rock climbing frees my mind. I let go of the hum drum of life, and that allows me to see the beauty of God’s creation, and nothing provides more inspiration than that.

As I was preparing this post I came across a couple of quotes by Sir Edmund Hillary – the first [recorded] man to summit Mt. Everest – that I had to share with you all. Here is your glimpse into the inspiration of climbing:

When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.
Sir Edmund Hillary

Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.
Sir Edmund Hillary

| Where do you find your inspiration? |

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13 thoughts on “Where I Find Inspiration

  1. What an amazing photo and quote! I’ve always wanted to try rock climbing but I need to start working out a little bit more before I give it a go.

    1. It is so much fun. You should definitely try it! I don’t exercise either. 🙂 The only exercise I get is climbing and hiking. People think that climbing is all about strength (and some climbs do need that), but really it is more about balance and using your legs. I have a post on that in the works…not sure when I will get it done. 🙂

      1. I’m going to have to see if we have any good climbing areas where I live. What all supplies do you need? I love hiking! We just went on a 12-mile hike last weekend that was amazing. I still haven’t gotten the post ready. I would have figured you needed a lot of upper body strength for climbing. But I guess it makes sense that it would mostly be in your legs. I will have to work on my balance ha ha!

      2. I would definitely get lessons before I went out on an actual climb. I don’t think we have any places to learn at nearby though.. I’ll have to Google it ha ha.

  2. i love that quote. 🙂 i’ve been thinking about doing rock climbing to conquer my fear of heights. i’ve been trying to do more class 3 and hopefully 4 hikes before i start climbing though.

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