A short post - just to promote one of my other (Midascode Ltd) websites : Retired at 21
Check out a great interview with a remarkable young man that I had the opportunity to meet at Yanik Silvers UK Underground Seminar last year - John Beede, an author, a hugely successful public speaker, and… a rock climber.
The first question John is asked answers a question I have often asked myself of people who partake in any form of extreme sport and that is: WHY does he climb
His answer is I feel inspiring and explains a lot about what values have led John to become the amazing Human Being that he is.
If you have to ask “WHY?”… then you’ll never really understand why.
I don’t climb to reach the tops of mountains. I don’t mountaineer to explore some of the most remote and challenging locations on the planet. I climb to reach my top personal performance. I mountaineer to explore the most remote and challenging locations inside myself.
A journey into the mountains is as much an inward journey as anything else.
When you’ve hiked 26 kilometers with 40 pounds on your back, gaining 2,000 meters in elevation, at an already agonizing elevation, you stop wondering what your body can do, and you start exploring what your inner-will and inner-strength can muster up.
This probably makes you think I’m even crazier… but I’m cool with that.
Catch the full interview at:
John Beede Interview