By: Ana Margarita Olar| Pinoytrekker.com

Not all people are adventurous enough to try mountain climbing. But if you are willing to try but still hesitant, here are some reasons to push through with mountain climbing:

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PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WORKOUT:

Climbing a mountain challenges you not only physically but mentally as well. We all know that a proper physical workout has overall benefits to our body. The high altitude trains your lungs to become stronger.

Climbing a mountain also requires you to think safely and creatively on which path you should go, how are you going to face obstacles along the way. Having this new physical and mental experience outside your regular routine will surely recharge you.

MEET NEW PEERS:

Being with people with different ideas, and a different outlook on life is a good way to recharge you. You get to have new and fresher ideas while being with this new group of people while climbing a mountain. You can share experiences with each other and inspire and be inspired by each other.

DEVELOP HUMILITY, PATIENCE, AND PERSEVERANCE:

Climbing a mountain poses challenges that will test your patience and perseverance. It will also inspire you to develop a humble attitude towards other people because on the mountain, you’re not a boss, a supervisor, or someone with a Ph.D. You are just you.

DEVELOP GRATITUDE:

Climbing a mountain allows you to see wonders of nature that are too great to behold. This is something you cannot own, you cannot buy, and you cannot pay for. But this will definitely push you to become thankful for everything that you have.

HAVE A SPACE TO TAKE A BREATH:

If you have a clouded mind because of too many responsibilities or failures in life, climbing a mountain will give you space to breath. All of us need space to think and breathe at some point in our lives.

THE GIFT OF POSITIVITY:

After breathing out all the negativity, you are now ready to breathe in positivity. Climbing a mountain makes you sweat, makes you tired in a way that you will let go of the negative thoughts in your life and realize that no how many obstacles in your way, you’ll eventually reach the top.

THE GIFT OF REALIZATION:

Spending some alone time climbing a mountain will make you realize a lot of things in your life that may not have crossed you mind if you remained in your comfort zone.

You’ll realize how important your work is, how great it is to be alive, or how you’ve been doing in your life in these past few years.

Those are just some of the great reasons why you should dare to try climbing a mountain. So what are you waiting for? Pack your backpack, prepare your gear, bring a friend along and start your adventure!

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