I only began climbing a few months ago, and I’ve never done any sort of actual outdoor climbing (I enjoy the comfort of the big pads on the gym floor for now), so I’m not an expert on the sport by any means. I’ve also only been on a few major hikes in my life, so I’m definitely not an expert in mountaineering. The people who are experts in both or either, however, appear to lead some pretty impressive lives. This short video is worth the watch, showing what Mountain Guide’s go through, and what encourages them to go on.
“The game of alpinism is to figure out how far you can go without hurting yourself or dying.”
Image Credit: SALEWA on YouTube