Mountains kick ass. They let you get up there in the clouds
, and when you're standing on the summit
of a mountain, bracing against the wind
and watching the clouds go over, around, and through you at 60 miles an hour, well... wow
. Many people have an aversion to climbing mountains. It's not that hard, really. Just a few hours' worth of walking, and then if you're really lucky, there will be snow
on the ground and you can slide down.
Everyone should go climbing mountains some time. Start with an easy one, get above treeline, feel the wind on your face, and see if you don't want to climb more.