|Well, actually I have been to several. The highest up I ever got was about 14,500 feet which is about 4,500 metres. I don't normally post photos of myself on here but a photo from the back is ok... here is me in himalaya-ville...
I just absolutely love it. It is my favourite thing in the world bar none (well, maybe one - but you can do that one up there anyway if yo uknow the right person). For me, being up there is the one place of truly forgetting it all. For some people it is music which works for me sometimes but a lot of music is situational and therefore either
A - you tailor what you are listening to to what is going on in your life
B - what you are listening to drags your mood or outlook to whatever the situation in the song is.
For some people it is reading or yoga or watching a movie. Not for me. Mountains.
There are so many reasons. For example, the clean air, the fitness thing, the feeling when you get to the top, obviously there are the incredible views. But I think the most important for me is going to a place that hasn't been fucked up yet. But even MORE than that it's the feeling that I don't even think in that way when I am in these places. I just get on with it. I do it in different kinds of weather too, it doesn't have to be sunny.
For good measure, here are a couple from various places in Scotland...What makes you forget about all horrible stuff???
Labels: fitness, fun, hills, mountains, peace, serenity