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Wise words for hard moments...

Sometimes you have no clue how to continue, whether on a steep mountain, in your armchair or behind your desk. 

But the quotes come to the rescue! We have collected a bunch of motivating, humorous and serious qoutes from famous and not so famous people.

Most of them relate to mountaineering in one way or another although even we don't always see the connection :-)

Motivational climbing quote 1:

"They say that if the Swiss had designed these mountains they'd be rather flatter." -- Paul Theroux (1941- ), US-born writer, referring to the Alps.

Motivational climbing quote 2:

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." -- Sir Rannulph Fiennes.

Motivational climbing quote 3:

"In a sense everything that is exists to climb. All evolution is a climbing towards a higher form. Climbing for life as it reaches towards the consciousness, towards the spirit. We have always honored the high places because we sense them to be the homes of gods. In the mountains there is the promise of... something unexplainable. A higher place of awareness, a spirit that soars. So we climb... and in climbing there is more than a metaphor; there is a means of discovery." -- Rob Parker.

Motivational climbing quote 4:

"As a member of an escorted tour, you don't even have to know the Matterhorn isn't a tuba." -- Temple Fielding.

Motivational climbing quote 5:

"They say you can't do it, but sometimes it doesn't always work." -- Casey Stengel.

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