Tamara Hastie of live.love.climb shares the peace and serenity climbing brings to her life.
Why do I love to rock climb?
Let me count the ways.….…
For the last ten years rock climbing has truly changed my life offering me my ultimate escape.
It re-organized my life completely into new perspectives.
Looking out from the base of a cliff I am surrounded only by beauty and serenity. Once up on the cliff, no matter if I am fifty or thousands of feet up, the perspective in my world changes every time. Just like true love, it never gets old; it just gets better every time I tie in to the rope.
I forget about bills, rent, work, oils spills, and ridiculous politics! It’s a time during which I really have little to no feelings about what is happening below; it is as though my mind is reborn every time I pick up my rack, put on my Mythos and commit myself to a climb.
It’s me, the movements, and the breezes that grasp the understanding of the code of a particular rock climb, breaking apart fears and expectations…learning what I am truly capable of achieving, physically and mentally. To truly better understand myself.
The population at large may not understand how very simple rock climbing actually is… a truly refreshing change of life’s stressful times on the ground below. I know that rock climbing will always be my ultimate escape.
Then I ask myself a good question:
Why on earth do I come down?
If you want to read more from Tamara, check out her site live.love.climb
Also, you can view her photography here.
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