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Best Climbing Quotes

In this article, I’ve compiled a selection of well-known and beloved mountaineering quotes that climbers often use in conversation or for self-inspiration.

"A man at the top of a mountain didn’t fall there from the sky."- Confucius

“The summit is always further than you think.” - Unknown

“The climber is not the one who can climb, but the one who can descend.” - Unknown

"Why climb Mount Everest? Because it’s there." - George Mellory

"Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous." – Reinhold Messner

“Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs

“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it.”

– William Arthur Ward

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” – Unknown

"When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.”– Dan May

“Life’s a bit like mountaineering - never look down.” - Edmund Hillary

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” - Anatoli Boukreev

"Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

"Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.”– Hermann Buhl

"The only mountains that are better are the ones you haven't been to yet." - Vladimir Vysotsky



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