A Woman Climbing a Bouldering Wall

Mountain Hobbies

Great things are done when Men & Mountains meet
This is not Done by Jostling in the Street.

William Blake, “Great Things Are Done” (c. 1807-1809), line 1

Mountains are a scene of beauty, of awe, of a humble perspective of time and space, of sanctuary, of adventure, of mystery, of change. Even the air and sun are different on a mountain.

You must ascend a mountain to learn your relation to matter, and so to your own body, for it is at home there, though you are not.

Henry David Thoreau, letter to Harrison Blake (November 16, 1857)

Mountains are a great setting for hobbies.

Mountain Hobbies List

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