Have you climbed any mountains?

@maximax8 (28559)
United Kingdom
December 23, 2009 1:53pm CST
In my life I have climbed three different mountains. The first one I did was in Norway and I was aged 18. There wasn't much of a view from the top because it was misty. The second mountain I climbed was Mount Warning in Australia. I was 20 years old. It was a very steep summit. The view was really picturesque. The third mountain that I have climbed was in Northland in New Zealand. I had a guide waiting for me at the bottom. I got late because it was a long climb so I had to come down the experienced climbers only route. Have you climbed any mountains? If so what was the experience like? If not which mountain would you like to climb?
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
24 Dec 09
Mount Warning probably has that name for a reason!! I have only once climbed a mountain and that was Wilpena Pound.To be more specific, I think it is called Devils Peak, within wilpena pund. It was a very tough climb and takes about ten hours. For some stupid reason I had forgotten to bring my walking shoes and only had thongs. I could barely walk after. I have never climbed a mountain since.
@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
24 Dec 09
i never climb a mountain before and i don't think i ever will.
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@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
24 Dec 09
All my life, only three times I climbed a mountain. 2 of them is the same mountain that is the mountain of lawu which is the highest mountain 3rd in Indonesia (3.265 m). First time up the mountain lawu, my age it was only 17 years old and it was my first experience hiking. initially when going up the mountain of lawu, I had little fear of the mythical story "Prabu Bhrawijaya Pamungkas" and "Sunan Lawu" where people around told me if want to ride a mountain lawu, don't wear shirt/clothes which green colour. It is said that "Prabu Bhrawijaya Pamungkas" and "Sunan Lawu" not like with these color. if we not comply with these restrictions, efforts climb will hurt or at least will happen accident. That said, the mountain Lawu is center spiritual activities in the Land of Java and closely related to traditions and culture of Yogyakarta Palace
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I love the mountains, and right now i live in the mountains. We are real close to the smokey mountains, we not only climb, but in the summer we love to get on the motorcycle and do some riding.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I never have climbed any mountains, myself. I never have cared to, either. Anything could happen. I could fall and get myself killed. I don't know if you've ever heard of Hank Williams, Jr. or not but he's a country music singer. He's the son of country music legend Hank Williams, Sr. Anyway, Hank, Jr. fell while mountain climbing in Montana in 1973 and almost lost his life. I don't remember how many feet it was he fell but it was quite a ways. He lost sight in one of his eyes, too. I can't help but think of this whenever I think about anybody mountain climbig. Kathy.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I like to drive through the mountains. I think they are beautiful! I would also like to go on a trail ride through the mountains on horseback. That would be an awesome experience! Kathy.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Jan 10
I too have climbed Mount Warning. It is only an hour south of me and very spectacular. I climbed it in 1997 in the dark and we were there at the summit for the sunrise. It is the first place to see the sun on mainland Australia as it is one kilometre high and close to Cape Byron, the most Easterly point on the continent. I plan to climb it again in the near future. Only last week I climbed to the top of Australia on Mount Kosciuszko. It is the highest mountain in Australia at 2228 metres. Not all that high, but it is the biggest we have. (I lived at a higher altitude when I was in the USA). It was an amazing walk after an equally amazing chairlift ride at the nearby ski resort which gets you to the start of the walking track. The views were awesome until the clouds came rushing in and blanketed us. 50 kilometre an hour winds can change the weather incredibly quickly! There was even a few patches of snow up there, which is incredible when it was such a hot summer day down at the lower elevations we were camping at!
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
28 Dec 09
Hi Maximax8, While I have been to Hills and seen Mountains from quite close, I have only done some trekking on these hills and had some photographs. I have not done the professional kind of mountaineering.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
24 Dec 09
Hello maximax8 me too climbed some moutains but they were too small and also not professionally, climbed it in ameture ways.Its genuine in our part of rural area where people use to climb small mountains daily.But me as in city visited my native place very rarely.But still ot an chance to climbed the mountain for atleast 2-3 times.It was an thrilling experience as was daring to climb it, was fearing some, and also lot of sweating, but in the end it all went well.Anyways i enjoyed mine mountain cilmbing, you too keep it up with it, Happy Mylotting.
• Philippines
24 Dec 09
I have never tried climbing a mountain. First of all, I do not have any mountaineering equipment. Second, I do not have the guts and courage to do something potentially dangerous. However, I know a lot of people who have tried climbing different mountains, and I noticed that they enjoy it a lot. I wish I had the guts that they have.
• China
24 Dec 09
i'd climbed many mountains and i still climb moutian nearby every weekend. that's the highest moutain on this city and lots of people come from each corner to climb it on the weeked.my teacher ever said climb is the most effective way to keep health so just climb.
@codris (783)
• Italy
24 Dec 09
climbet not, but i would liek to climb a mountain called "legnone", i live i valtellina in the north of italy, i'm in a valley between 2 chai of alps, mountains start about 30 meters from my home, so i've the possibility to climb a mountain every time i want. the other chais is only 1 Km away from my home so i've only to choose what's the mountain i would like to climb. This "legnone" is one of the highest and it's in the end of the chain, near a lake, i think that must be an icredible view from the top of it.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
24 Dec 09
I've done a few, but not as in rock climbing or with sledge hammers and ropes. But I've just trekked around a bit in the Himalayas, and it was a wonderful experience. It was just amazing. We trekked from Nako to Tashigang in the state of Himachal Pradesh, which was a lovely 8 hour trek, with a wonderful view around... It can be stressful, but beautiful also. We just had to take enough to eat with us. I also trekked from Gangotri to Gaumukh and stayed overnight and went all the up to Tapovan, also in the Himalayas again. This was one more wonderful experience. We are looking forward to doing more in the next year. It could be the Alps or Nepal. Nothing is fixed yet.