Going Up! A Few Reasons Why I Climb

It’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m writing this as quickly as I can. When I’m done with this, I’ll be preparing my packed lunch, and will stuff my bag with all my trail food, water, extra shirt, and other necessities. Yup, I’ll be climbing again today! 😀 So why do I do it?

1. Because of the Rush — the planning stage allows me to get excited about something and actually looking forward to something at the end of the week gives me a certain kind of rush similar to that feeling of looking forward to a surprise gift my BF told me he will be giving.

2. When there’s a climb, I suddenly feel like everything makes sense — having a job, all the exercise to stay fit, and the effort to be in shape.

3. ME-time — I don’t need to get to the summit to be able to have my me-moment. Walking through the trail allows me to think about anything and everything that’s going on in my life at the moment and this time to be able to be alone (with other people) is helpful for me.

4. The food! Seriously, ANYTHING as simple as hotdog and rice or canned anything with rice is sooooooo good when eaten in the mountains (who agrees with me???). 🙂

5. That bittersweet feeling when you have to go back to reality, while reassuring yourself that you’ll have to just keep coming back to the mountains. Even before it’s time to go, I’ll be planning my next climb already.

These are just a few of the million reasons why I climb and I’ll have to start getting ready now for my Manabu climb. Watch out for my post-climb article! Thanks for reading and I hope you have an awesome day ahead!




One thought on “Going Up! A Few Reasons Why I Climb

  1. thebackpackingballerina February 16, 2015 / 3:09 pm


    I also like the bittersweet feeling, goes with any kind of traveling. Hope to do it again with you and Ross too next time!

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