Reason for this goal and why climb a mountain?: When one thinks of goal setting, one of the more traditional true adventure goals that one thinks of is to climb a mountain. Climbing a mountain is a metaphor for reaching the pinnacle of your life.
Some reasons as to why climb a mountain . . .
The most famous mountain to climb is Mount Everest, in Nepali: the world’s highest mountain, at 8,848 metres (29,029 feet). I wouldn’t suggest climbing this unless you are prepared for the extreme risk involved. If you’re not an experienced climber, like myself, and you would like to climb an easier mountain, there is a list of the world’s easiest mountains to climb:
1. Mount Fuji, Japan, 3776m (one of the most climbed in the world)
2. Pikes Peak, United States, 4,302m (highest peak in the US)
3. Tofana di Rozes, Italy, 3,225m
4. Mount Hood, United States, 3,426m
5. Breithorn, Switzerland, 4,164m (most climbed mountain in the Alps)
6. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 5895m (Africa’s highest mountain)
7. Pico de Orizaba, Mexico, 5636m (highest mountain in Mexico)
8. Island Peak, Nepal, 6,189m
Most of the above climbs are achievable in 1 day and are intended for novice climbers. If mountain climbing is not something that inspires you, choose something different, like walking up the stairs of one of the world’s tallest buildings, like the CN Tower, in Toronto, Canada.
Why climb a mountain . . . if you are seriously considering this life goal, I caution and encourage you to carefully consider this goal and take all necessary preparations and precautions!
Suggested Goal(s): Climb a mountain.
Your Outrageous Goal: Climb multiple mountains.
The inspiration for this goal came from the initial cover design for the 100 life goals book, where a mountain was used as a metaphor for goal achievement.
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Last updated: December 11, 2019