The thing of it is, it isn't really "fun", it is just is. Anybody who has climbed something, under their own power, and hated and feared at least part of it, knows this. The rational reason come from not necessarily because it is there, but can I do it? In many cases, mountain climbing only catches on after the first 10 or so trips, as finally the individual has a stick by which to measure the experience by. It is Harder, or Hotter or Nicer or dumber than the last climb.

Unfortunately, it, like explaining drugs or sex to a person who has not experienced them, is difficult. My Advice. Climb Mt St Helens, visit paradise on the flank of Mt Rainier. The geology and geography of mountains and mountainous territory is still some of the most untouched and untouchable territory on this planet.