Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alex Lowe

I would let climbing slide away if I had to maintain my relationship with my family. Because it really is the big adventure.
Alex Lowe
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Climbing, for me, is all about solving the magnitude of the problem. The best projects are the ones with big question marks hanging over them.
Alex Lowe
There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they're in the mountains, and all the rest.
Alex Lowe
There are people who can't bear to fail. Those people are on the short track as far as their careers go. You have to push hard, do hard things. But you also have to be able to say, 'OK, today's not the day.'
Alex Lowe
I happily claim expertise in no single aspect of climbing, which is what has kept the passion burning hot all these years.
Alex Lowe
I think climbing is less a sport and more a hobby, and as such, I think everybody's a beginning climber.
Alex Lowe
When you remove the risk, you remove the challenge. When you remove the challenge, you wither on the vine.
Alex Lowe
Climbing is a journey without culmination.
Alex Lowe
Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.
Alex Lowe
I've definitely got lists of things I'd love to accomplish as a climber. But let's face it: The world's full of climbers, and the realm of unexplored, unclimbed peaks is shrinking rapidly.
Alex Lowe
Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
Alex Lowe
The best climber is the one who has the most fun.
Alex Lowe
It's the journey toward doing these harder climbs that really gives value to the whole activity of climbing.
Alex Lowe
It's wonderful to be back. Back among the mountains that remind us of our vulnerability, our ultimate lack of control over the world we live in. Mountains that demand humility, and yield so much peace in return.
Alex Lowe
The best climber in the world is the one that has the most fun.
Alex Lowe
When I'm 70 or 80, I'm still going to be doing good climbs. It's going to be fun to the bitter end.
Alex Lowe
There's only one way to gain mountain sense, and that's to be in the mountains a lot. Unfortunately, when you're a young climber, you have none. You're out there, and your risk level is high.
Alex Lowe