A friend of mine who loves to hike traveled to Peru last year to hike to the famous lost city of Machu Picchu. While there she bought a card in a gift shop that had the title of this post on the front: “The mountain you climb is within you.” She said that she was struck by the profundity of the card and found the saying to be true. In life the greatest challenges are not external, they are internal.
I agree with her. To conquer the mountain we have to conquer ourselves.