“In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t.”
“When the wind calls, you know, that somewhere in the mountains, it has found the answers that you were looking for. The pull of the horizon overcomes the inertia of reason…And you just have to go.”
“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”
International Mountain Day is celebrated on December 11, 2014. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003, as they encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. The day is observed every year with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development.