Why do people go mountaineering? This question has been thrown at almost every adventurist who has ever considered mountaineering. One of the legendary mountaineers – George Mallory, shot back a reply in a manner most befitting – “Because it’s there”. I reckon, one of the major reasons behind climbing mountains for most can be summed up in just one word – Glory!
If you ask me this question; that is one of the answers I will give too. Yes, I belong to the Facebook and Instagram generation and it feels nice when you climb and post photographs that are lapped up by many. Not to mention the sense of high you get out of doing stuff most people don’t (or rather won’t) do. Also explains why people go for bungee jumping or sky diving or paragliding trips.