The first step is always hard, unsecure, frightened and humble. While making the next steps, you discover many different dimensions about yourself and the surroundings.
The mountains are literally the "top" when speaking about sport experience and achievement. In the most pedagogical sense it is the ascent or a battle with your own capacity. Creating a positive mind, persistence, energy, motivation, balance and self-control out of your choice, while you are often the lone player in the game.