If I may add the top 3 that I got from the recreation:
- Focus. Every climb clearly presents a goal; to make it to the peak (and back). Climbing has taught me to be purpose-driven.
- Living with the basics. Anything else beyond food, shelter, clothing and reliable equipment is luxury.
- Appreciation for simple things. The wonder of nature, simple gestures of kindness, good health, company of friends and the completion of a task are more than enough reasons there is joy in climbing.
Whenever I am challenged in my day to day life, I only have to remind myself of the 3 mountain climbing has taught me to: focus on the purpose, equip myself with reliable basic tools and celebrate the accomplishment.