Hiking In The Mountains Quotes by John Ruskin, Joseph Joubert, Lionel Terray, John Muir, Edward Abbey, Tom Brown, Jr. and many others.
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
On this proud and beautiful mountain we have lived hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for a few days we have ceased to be slaves and have really been men. It is hard to return to servitude.
Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.
In the American Southwest, I began a lifelong love affair with a pile of rock.
The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends.
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it.
Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain
Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.