70 - Climb a mountain . . . as your ultimate adventure goal!

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 . . . 

  • Improve your health - In preparing for your climb, you will ultimately need to be in the best shape of your life.  Climbing involves just about all of your muscle groups, upper and lower body, back, abdominal, leg, shoulders and arms. Regular climbing will improve your stamina and endurance.   
  • Connect with Nature - While I have not yet myself climbed a mountain, I can only imagine the feeling that will come some day from having climbed to the top of a mountain!  
  • Sense of Accomplishment - Overcoming the mental and physical challenges of climbing a mountain will create a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment in your life that will help you view lesser obstacles as minor by comparison.
  • Bragging rights - Lets face it, not many people will ever climb a mountain.  If you've climbed one, you will have a story to talk about for the rest of your life which will inspire others to think about their life goals.

Once you've answered why climb a mountain . . . here are the world's easiest mountains to climb!

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