Mountaineering vibe I have the mountaineering vibe I’m not afraid of the height Confident, I’ll slowly climb Thrilled, I’ll hold myself tight And if I’m trapped in landslides Surprised by unexpected threats Frightened that I might fall Then I’ll hold myself tighter To the cracks, edges, flakes And if needed, I’ll create, thrust With the force of my head and fists Openings in these steep walls For me to hide for some time, And if they push me, ensnare me Cut my chord, wreck my confidence I’ll learn free climbing, I’ll fall In the most wonderful way to come back Then I’ll show to them all The real face of a mountain climber, And when tired, I’ll anchor myself Remain suspended with my eyes closed Until my mountaineering vibe rises again, And when I’ll finally reach the summit I’ll cry at the view of the glistening of seas And of the tiny lights that escape from cities, It will be a 360 degrees view from the top Then this gentle free fall, for next day More skilled than I have been yesterday More precise, more experienced, more at ease I’ll be ready to conquer another wall Of the mountain that faced me. -Eiravel-
The mountains are calling, and I must go.John Muir
I have great respect for mountain climbers, as well as for any other dedicated sportsperson, especially those who practice free solo mountain climbing. I’m always fascinated, awestruck, and inspired each time I watch the remarkable and incredible ascension of these passionate and diligent climbers, for they give us proof of the real capacities and abilities of the human kind, they teach us how to surpass our limits, they inspire greatness, transcendence, and a love for over-achievement.
That precision, that complete focus mode and cool attitude, this never giving up mindset, that fearlessness in front of danger, the taming of the mind and body through practice, that unshaken determination, this training of the senses, body, and mind to make one with the mountain, and to reach the sky — all of these reasons inspire me to continue pushing the limits of my mind, to continue practicing, because one day, for sure, I will get there.
The climbing of a tall mountain is a wonderful metaphor for the obstacles and difficulties that stand in our way, and we all have the choice to decide whether we want or need to contour it, to learn how to climb it, to go free solo climbing or climb in group and with security equipments, to abandon half-way or to continue until we reach the summit, to battle our way up or to either go up at our own pace, or to climb that tall mountain with the want to conquer, a want to challenge oneself, the need for satisfaction, that want to get better, to get stronger, to heal, to expand our knowledge, to grow, to live a fulfilled life.