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We don't need a lot of inspiration to venture out into the mountains for our next trekking expedition but sometimes we do need an inspirational quote to keep us going. The mountains have attracted people ever since there were cavemen and many great things have been said about hiking and trekking. The mountains are of course also a great symbol for overcoming issues, hard work, determination, and perseverance. Perhaps that is why you ended up here. You are looking for some inspiration. Let us share our favorite inspirational quotes for hiking, trekking, the great outdoors and the mountains with you.

1. “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, Just think of the view from the top.” - Anonymous

2. "Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty." - Victoria Erikson.


3.“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” - Andy Rooney

4. "Let's wander where the WiFi is weak." - Anonymous

5. "We don't stop hiking because we grow old - we grow old because we stop hiking." - Finish Mitchell

6. "Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing." - Barry Finlay


7. "I like being near the top of a mountain. One can't get lost there." - Wislawa Szymborska

8. "Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion." - Anatoli Boukreev

9. "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." - Edward Abbey

10."Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac

11. "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." - William Blake


12. "Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence" - Hermann Buhl

13. "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." - Artistotle

14. "Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley." - Theodore Roethke

15."We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down." - Robert Sweetgall

16. "Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you." - David McCullough Jr.


17."Walking is a man's best medicine." - Hippocrates

18. "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves" - Edmund Hillary

19."The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

20. "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe." Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)

21. "You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you." - John Muir

22.“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” - Dr. Seuss


23. "Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. " - Ed Viesturs

24. "Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river" - Lao Tzu


25. "Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings." - John Muir

26. "Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery." - John Ruskin


27. "Hike more, worry less." - Anonymous

28. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills

29. "You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals." - Edmund Hillary


30. "Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." - Gary Snyder

31. "Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical." - Carl Sagan

32. "How glorious a greeting the sun gives to the mountains." - John Muir


33. "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs

34. "The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far." - Paulo Coelho


35. "Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain." – Edmund Hillary

36. "The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down." – Jeanne Moreau

37. "Mountains are freedom. Treat them respectfully." - Conrad Anker


38."May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits." -Harley King

39. "Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak." -Andy Andrews

40. "What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money." - George Leigh Mallory


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