Me looking at Ulriken, and slide for more pictures.
These photos are not the best in the world, but I just took them to remember where I went with my hiking boots.
There are Ulriken, Vidden, Løvstakken and other places but I'm not sure anymore their names... hem hem ☺️
This is my way of being close to #nature , and feeling part of nature⛰
I also like the "contemplative" approach but I prefer the active approach.
Our ancestors all around the world knew they were dependent on nature, more than many of us still think about it : they hunted, fished, farmed, went to sea or in the #mountain for example with much less equipment and technology than us.
They had to know their environment, respect it, and also fear it, they knew they were dependent on the fauna, flora, weather ⛈
And their environment pushed them to make great efforts.
That's why I like to make efforts in the mountains and why I do a lot of #hiking when on holidays : find a support on a rock, climb, hold a root, fight against fear of heights (that’s definitely the most difficult part for me because I’m not afraid of pain, tiredness and efforts… I’m just afraid of heights), walk in the snow, fall into the mud (haha it happened several times), feel the wind, try not to fall, not to slip, to be out of breath, to feel pain in legs, think I can’t do more but however continue during hours 🏔 and do it again the following days. I’m from the flatest region of France, so I’m not used at all to the #mountains . But I learn.
To improve yourself and push your limits. Each one has his limits : some are not sporty, others are great adventurers.
I’m not so sporty but I have a great #will and I can #hike for days despite tiredness.
What matters is to go beyond your own limits without comparing yourself to others. There will always be better, more, etc... So unless you're a top athlete or you really have to be the best for any other reason, it's about pushing your own limits, whatever they are.
When you’re exhausted, you clean your head and can think of nothing more than to advance.
That's how I feel melted in nature. 🌿🌿🌿