Quote by Greg Child
Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.
This quote suggests that the true reason why people engage in climbing lies between the beginning and the end of the journey. It implies that the process of climbing itself holds the key to understanding the motivation behind it. Rather than focusing solely on reaching the summit, the quote encourages contemplation of the challenges, growth, and self-discovery experienced while climbing. It suggests that the answer to the mystery lies in the transformation and personal fulfillment that occurs during the ascent, rather than just the end goal.
All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another's failings; but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task, then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.