Bo Parfet and other explorers like him didn’t decide to become adventurers for no reason. There are several benefits that they get from being explorers and in this article, I am going to take a look at some of the ways that climbing mountains can enrich someone’s life. Being in the vicinity of a mountain alone brings a lot of benefits that not so many people get to experience. Let us look how you get to benefit.
The physical health and fitness benefits are huge
Climbing a mountain is not an easy thing to do and it is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Before you go climbing a mountain, you need to prepare yourself psychologically and physically. You will need to learn the various techniques that go into climbing a mountain. You should enroll for classes about mountaineering. You will also need to do a lot of training and practice to become better at climbing and to build the necessary physical fitness and endurance. You should train with a huge backpack on your back and walk for several miles to build endurance and fitness.
When you finally embark on the actual climbing, you will benefit a lot from the physical exertion that the activity puts down on your shoulders. While on your climb, you will need to pack specific kinds of food because fast foods are not readily available there. Thus, your diet will also get better for the entire time you will be away. Hiking and climbing is not the kind of task that goes well with unhealthy food. Thus, you will need to diet properly to manage the expedition.
You can see places very few get to see
Mountain tops are not something one gets to see on a daily basis and not everyone even gets to see them in their entire lives. The task of spending several days walking and sleeping in camps is not something everybody is cut out for. Thus, mountaineering will expose you to some of nature’s best scenes. You will be out of the crowd and in a place you can have your time and space alone to take the best pictures of your life. For example, when Bo Parfet climbed the seven summits of the world, he came back with some of the most unique pictures that had never been seen before. The scenes were amazing and beautiful in equal measure.
Climbing mountains will teach you patience, persistence and gratitude
When Bo Parfet set out to climb all the seven summits around the world, he had some fears of his own, but afterwards, he had concurred not just the fears, but anything else that held him behind. The ways he explains how he dealt with the long stretches of vertical climb all day long and how they changed him as a man and an adventurer is breathtaking. You learn to be patient and to take one day at a time understanding that you cannot climb the entire mountain to the top in a single day. The distance and endurance involved teaches you persistence and finally when you get to the top, you get to be grateful for the scenic beauty that awaits you.