Getting sick of spending endless vacation weeks in Rome, Paris and Benidorm? Well then, you must acknowledge the need for a serious change, right? We all need some variation from time to time; it’s what helps us to unwind and prevents us from going totally mad. Even so, for most people it can be difficult to identify the most rewarding opportunities because they’re so used to heading down to Thomas Cook and booking a package deal. This is why I’m taking the time out of my day to write a short article explaining the benefits of doing something different and opting for a climbing holiday.
In truth, this type of thing won’t suit everyone, especially those who have very physical jobs, and that’s fine. I completely understand that if you spend all year working until your feet ache, you’re probably not going to fancy an energetic holiday, but for anyone else, it could be perfect. Climbing or even trekking has many advantages both mentally and physically, some of which I’m going to discuss now. Keep an open mind, and the information below might well help you to select the best holiday imaginable.
Mountain Climbing Keeps You Fit
It can sometimes take days to reach the summit of a mountain, and this is why a trip like this would be perfect for anyone who spends the majority of their week sat in front of a computer. As a writer, I know how much you miss out on exercise when you work a job like this, which is one of the main reasons why a climbing holiday could be just what you need. You’re guaranteed to come back feeling healthier than ever.
Mountain Climbing Focuses Your Mind
As the great German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche explained, when people feel depressed, angry, anxious or stressed, it’s because they’re concentrating on something that happened in the past or something that might happen in the future. This is yet another reason why booking a climbing holiday or an Everest trek could make a significant impact on you. You see; when you’re dangling from a cliff face, there’s no time to think about the past or the future, and so you’re brought firmly into the “now” – something that will increase your focus and benefit your mental health.
Mountain Climbing Is Fun
I think the word “fun” doesn’t get enough attention these days. It’s almost as if our leaders are trying to turn us into mindless robots who just move from one task to another without enjoying ourselves. This is also something people rarely mention about mountain climbing and trekking, which is why I’m going to say it loud – climbing is FUN!
So, having read through the reasons why you need to book a climbing holiday in 2014, I hope you’re all slightly more convinced about the benefits than you were before, and so will be more inclined to participate in the near future. If nothing else, it will make for a nice change.