I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle.
"Because it is there" - George Mallory
"Because I am here" - John Harlin
Peter, we may get started on quotes! here is my favorite
In some ways, going to the mountains is incomprehensible to many people and inexplicable by those who go. The reasons are difficult to unearth and only with those who are similarly drawn is there no need to try to explain.