Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Trouble with Mountains

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The trouble with mountains is that they’re addictive. Once you climb a few, you want to climb them all. That’s how I feel. And so does my siblings. Only a few days have passed since our hike to Mt. Palay-Palay and our bodies have not fully recovered from the adventure, yet my sister is now planning another climb, to Mt. Pinatubo this time. Like me, my siblings got bit by the climbing bug, I guess. 

I've done the Andes; now I dream of the Himalayas, the Tiger Leaping Gorge in China, Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mts Rinjani and Bromo in Indonesia, the Cordillera del Paine in Chilean Patagonia.


A said...

My favorite part of Seven Years In Tibet is when Heinrich tells the young Dalai Lama why he climbs mountains... "The absolute simplicity. When you climb your mind is clear, free from all the confusions. You have focus. And you are filled with the deep powerful presence of life.”

My second favorite part is when he gives his friend his watch back, but that part is irrelevant to your post so I just mention it for trivia's sake :-)

Loree said...

Go for it. I'm sure it's an awesome experience.

Angeli said...

@Agnes: I love, love, love that movie not for Brad Pitt but because of the majestic Himalayan peaks! :)

@Loree: I wish I could go to all of those places. Like now. hahahah

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