National Mountain Climbing Day
Date When Celebrated : Always August 1 st
Everyone should climb a mountain at least once in their lives. It is an exhilarating experience, with a huge reward at the peak a big sense of accomplishment for reaching new heights. Fresh air and magnificent scenery, only adds to the joy of climbing a mountain to the summit. You might climb just one mountain, and attain pride and bragging rights to family and friends. Or, you might find the experience so rewarding, that mountain climbing becomes a new hobby, as you seek the challenge of conquering one peak after another.
National Mountain Climbing Day was established in honor of this authors son, Bobby Matthews, and his friend Josh Madigan, for successfully climbing the 46 High Peaks of New Your States Adirondack Mountains. These two young men, climbed the 46th peak, Whiteface Mountain, on August 1, 2015. They were formally inducted into the Adirondack 46er Club in May, 2016.
Mountain climbing is a challenging hike. On occasion, a difficult climb may require using both your arms and legs on a steep portion of the climb. Rappelling a mountain, like you see when adventurers.climb Mount Everest, is not part of the climb. Depending upon the size and difficulty, your first climb on an easy mountain, will only take a couple of hours.
Can you climb a mountain? Sure you can! Young children under 10 years old, and senior citizens over eighty have climbed mountains. Josh Madigan says Its more stamina and mental, than strength. So, theres no reason you cannot climb a mountain.
Bobby and Josh offer their toughest challenges:
If you can, go climb your first mountain today. Need time to plan? Thats okay. Use today to make a goal and aplan to climb your first mountain. Then, go out and climb it. Ps. Dont forget your camera.
Word of Wisdom for Mountain Climbing:
Origin of National Mountain Climbing Day:
National Mountain Climbing Day was established in 2016 by Bob Matthews, from Rochester,NY. Bob is the creator and author of HolidayInsights.com
August 1st is a perfect time for this holiday and to climb your first mountain. It is the middle of the summer season, and the weather is most likely to be good.
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