Best 86 of Mountaineering quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Fjordene fylder sine lunger med uvørne drag der nord, og himlen har kort mellem glæde og sorg.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Shipton

Er, I say, are you going to be able to get me out?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

What draws us from the low valleys to the high mountains is that noble stance of the summits!

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jon Krakauer

One of the differences between us was that Marc wanted very badly to climb the Eiger, while I wanted very badly only to have climbed the Eiger. Marc, understand, is at that age when the pituitary secretes an overabundance of those hormones that mask the subtler emotions, such as fear. He tends to confuse things like life-or-death climbing with fun.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mark Obmascik

It's a tough lesson: There is no summit that comes before you expect it.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Men hensigten, spør folket, meningen, maalet? Der er ingen hensigt, der er intet maal. Tindesporten er meningsløs som selve livet, - derfor kan dens trolddom aldrig dø.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sherry B. Ortner

[M]ountaineering as a sport both emanates from and addresses itself back to (and back against) the normal patterns of middle class life. One of the dominant discourses of mountaineering [...] positions it critically against "bourgeois" existence, even as the sport demands the resources made possible by such an existence.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stephen Trafton

If you're not moving, you're standing still.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Se i mig en 96 graders venn.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bernadette Mcdonald

Only secrets can be conquered'- most of all the secrets that lie within ourselves.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

The best friends of the highest mountains are only the clouds and the adventurer mountaineers!

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ed Viesturs

Mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jon Krakauer

Aí está o nó do dilema que todo alpinista no Everest acaba tendo que enfrentar: para ter sucesso, você precisa estar bastante motivado, mas, se a motivação for excessiva, é provável que você morra.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Steven Magee

Working on the summit of Mauna Kea was comparable to working on the hospital pulmonary ward with sick people sucking on oxygen cylinders.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mekael Shane

Mountains are for me, a conservatory. It's there, that I am able to exist in the presence of transcendent sentient and symbiotic beings. From the mountains to the flora and fauna that lives on the mountains, I am both an awed witness to, and a humble beneficiary of their sprits. Sprits which are filled with life enriching light.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Så kastet jeg mig over Turistforeningens Årbøker og slukte hvad jeg fandt om klatring. Horunger, nåler og Djævleskar! Store Gud!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barry Perdana Putra

Ada kebijaksanaan dalam mendaki gunung, Gunung mengajarkan kita untuk lebih sadar bahwa betapa kecilnya kita diantara indah cipta Tuhan. Memang sepantasnya kita menaklukkan diri dulu, menaklukkan ego yang senantiasa mengarahkan kita ke puncak kesombongan. Selalu bersyukur bahwa makhluk sekecil kita akan mampu berdiri dipuncak keberhasilan atas ridhaNYA. Diatas kemampuan kita ada yang masih lebih mampu begitupun diatas kehendak kita masih ada yang lebih berkehendak. Semoga kita selalu dijadikan orang yang selalu bersyukur

By Anonym 18 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Som skodden skapes, ændres og forsvinder - slik skummer også livsformerne for fjeldets fot. Det er ikke menneskealdre Stetinden har skuet ned på fra sin ensomme høide, men jordaldre.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Serkis

Mountaineering has always been a huge hobby of mine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jerzy Kukuczka

If we successful, we will enter into the history of mountaineering, we will have the opportunity to its success to sacrifice our colleagues.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robert Macfarlane

This is the human paradox of altitude: that it both exalts the individual mind and erases it. Those who travel to mountain tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mekael Shane

And if some day, my sons ask, "Dad, why did you choose to climb?" Smiling, I'll reply, I climbed so you could fly.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Mekael Shane

Years ago, when I first started mountaineering, I was impetuous, heady, rash, impatient, prideful and arrogant. I in my mind, was both impervious and impregnable, "nothing could stop me," or so I thought. Then, I came face-to-face with Mount Everest for the first time, and she quickly humbled me. She forced me to do away with the false machismo, the fake toughness and the phony bravado, and in return, she blessed me with the gifts of comity, heightened inner-peace, calmness, and steadiness of both spirit and mind. Those blessings were gifts, gifts that rewrote my limbic system, and altered my pneuma. I now climb with laser clarity and aplomb. Less ardor, more piety born of apathetic ataraxia.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Erhard Loretan

The altimeter had been damaged along the way, but the few bottles that we brought along to wash down the ordinary expedition rations were fine. True, a bottle gives only a vague indication of altitude, but can you drink an altimeter?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

-Du, sa han, jeg var på Tryvannstoppen igår. -Håner du mig atpå, sa jeg og så på ham som en såret hind. -Tvert imot, sa Håkon; -for derfra så jeg et fjeld. -Ikke Dovre vel? -Vet ikke. Strøk i geografi. Men det lå i nordvest. Jeg blev mykere. -Kan du - hm- kan du sværge på at det var et fjeld? -Det var iallfald et sted uten trær. Dette med "ikke trær" blev avgjørende. -Vel, sa jeg, loddet er kastet. -Hvor da? -I nordvest. Vi starter her utenfor på fortauget lørdag klokken ni, og jeg lover at jeg ikke vil rake mitt hår eller klippe mitt skjegg før jeg står på det sted hvor der ikke er trær.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mekael Shane

Interviewer: What helps to sustain you while you're climbing? Is there a particular Bible verse, or, song or song verse? Poem maybe? Mekael: That's a good question. Thoughts of my three sons, are my constant companions. Thoughts of them, help to keep me focused. As for other sources of inspiration....I'm a music lover. I think all Mountaineers and Poets are music lovers, so, when I'm climbing, I'm either in a Tupac zone, or I may be in a Linkin Park or Creed zone. Interviewer: Any song or verse in particular? Mekael: When during a climb, everything has aligned, Creed's 'Higher' pops into my head. I dig the part in the chorus when they sing..... 'Up high I feel like I'm, alive for the, very first time Set up high, I'm strong enough To take these dreams And make them mine

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ta Loeffler

Mountains are both journey and destination. They summon us to climb their slopes, explore their canyons, and attempt their summits. The summit, despite months of preparation and toil, is never guaranteed though tastes of sweet nectar when reached. If my only goal as a teacher and mountaineer is the summit, I risk cruel failure if I do not reach the highest apex. Instead, if I accept the mountain’s invitation to journey and create meaning in each step, success is manifest in every moment.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Heinrich Harrer

Yes, we had made and excursion into another world and we had come back, but we had brought the joy of life and of humanity back with us. In the rush and whirl of everyday things, we so often live alongside one another without making any mutual contact. We had learned on the North Fae of the Eiger that men are good, and the earth on which we were born is good."(p.126)

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bernadette Mcdonald

... where mountains are sacred & where risk & death are constant companions- the Himalayas.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Hans andakt er undringen ved det å være til, taknemmelighet over kroppens og sansernes og sindets virkelighet i en verden av fabler. Når tanken går mot den store gåde, da blir kanhænde tinden til hans altersten - og det som damper av den er ikke blod (skønt den kræver sitt offer iblandt), men nattens stigende tåker gjennemlyst av soloppgangen.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Arunima Sinha

The real flight of this hawk is impending. Still,this bird is yet to be tested for real. Though I have leaped over the seas, well,the entire sky is still remaining to fly. And make sure that ,i am gonna do it with all my heart and all my soul. #loveyoourlife #liveyourlife #hvFUN

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kanji Hanawa

You know, when people familiar with the mountains enter the wilds, they often look for a branch that stands out, break it to mark their tracks. It’s useful on the way back. It’s called a shiori, a folded branch, just like the word for bookmark. It is written differently but is pronounced the same.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

The only way to fully know the soul of a mountain is to live it’s all seasons and it’s all heights and the same thing is valid for people as well!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jeff Rasley

too young to live, too old to die

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mekael Shane

I was born to live, in pursuit of the penultimate high. I am guaranteed a Homeric death, when it's my time to die.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Hilaire Belloc

There was a shepherd the other day up at Findon Fair who had come from the east by Lewes with sheep, and who had in his eyes that reminiscence of horizons which makes the eyes of shepherds and of mountaineers different from the eyes of other men.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Erik Tanghe

No single mountain ever came to me... so I always go to them

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bernadette Mcdonald

The american climber Mark Twight, mentor of the Grivel climbing team, commented, "Now every ill-prepared sad sack whose ability falls short of his Himalayan ambitions can get on the radio, call for help, and expect the cavalry to save the day" - on Tomaz Humar's rescue from Rupal Face of Nanga Parvat.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Bernadette Mcdonald

... one of the most decisive factors enduring a borderline situation is the WILL TO SURVIVE. -Reinhold Messner

By Anonym 16 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Drømme tåler ikke å bli virkeliggjort, sier dikterne, for da dør de. Her gikk den lys levende og i all sin høireiste glans like lukt ind i sin jordiske inkarnation - i et fjorten hundrede meters eventyrslott av sølvgrå granitt.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Erhard Loretan

I assure you it's harder to battle human stupidity than to do battle with mountains. Mountains, after all, have holds.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Kauk

John Wayne never wore Lycra.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Erhard Loretan

In a civilization of wage slaves, where people seek to survive more than to live, mountaineering is an enigma.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kathryn Hurn

How easily such a thing can become a mania, how the most normal and sensible of women once this passion to be thin is upon them, can lose completely their sense of balance and proportion and spend years dealing with this madness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Erhard Loretan

hI was following through on the mountain commitment from my younger days, and it's always a nice surprise when the newly minted adult doesn't disown the child he once was.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alan Hinkes

As one veteran Russian pilot dryly told me:"We have to be very careful flying in the clouds. Around here they are full of rocks.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robert Macfarlane

The unknown is so inflammatory to the imagination because it is an imaginatively malleable space: a projection-screen onto which a culture or an individual can throw their fears and their aspirations. Like Echo's cave, the unknown will answer back with whatever you shout at it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Peter Wessel Zapffe

Her er rummelig og bredt, her slår vi oss ned i en grushaug og spiser mat og drikker saft og ligger på ryggen med sprikende knær og røker pipe, mens blikket går lange turer på himmelen med hodet ned.

By Anonym 18 Sep

David Oliver Relin

Profound silence would brood over the valley, even weighing down our spirits with indefinable heaviness. There can be no other place in the world where man feels himself so alone, so isolated, so completely ignored by nature, so incapable of entering into communion with her

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

If you are looking for a career that may induce a myriad of health conditions into you, I can recommend working at the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA.