Inspirational Climbing Quotations

“There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it.”

Mark Twain

“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.”

Edmund Hillary

“Skills, strength, endurance, experience, determination and luck, it’s almost everything that need mountaineer to wait a serene old age. The rest of this “almost” is not just the responsibility of the case, coincidence, twists of fate or whatever else we would not have called.”

Aleksander Lwow

“If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.”

Mario Andretti

“I stared blankly at my fingertips. The ends were black and desiccated, hard to the touch.”

Ed Webster

“Just a reminder – a guidebook is no substitute for skill, experience, judgement and lots of tension.”

Charlie Fowler

“I’ve climbed with some of the best climbers in the world, more importantly, to me, they are some of the best people in the world. That’s another reason why I climb.” jim

Jim Wickwire