Still Climbing After 40 Years
Why am I still climbing passionately after more than 40 years in the sport?
It’s a pretty simple answer. In fact, if you watch this 3-minute video I believe you’ll get it!
If the video didn’t quite answer the questions of why I’m still a passionate climber at age 54, then let me try to explain in a few short sentences:
- Climbing keeps me feeling and thinking like a young man…and living with a mindset of possibility rather than limitation.
- Climbing engages mind and body completely, thus bringing me into the elusive “flow state” in which focus is pinpoint, time seemingly stops, and pleasure is pure.
- Climbing is an activity I can do with my family, in amazing places, and around other passionate, positive, and motivated people.
- Climbing reminds me of my mortality and gives me occasional insight into the spiritual realm.
The bottom line: For me, to climb is to be fully alive.