Climbing is much more than a simple mountain sport, for me it is the best way to get to a next brain's level. When you are alone on the rocks, mind is nicely empty, like during a perfect Zen meditation. I took the passion for mountain  from my father and I started climbing in the 80's, thanks to my old radio friends IW2EVY Paolo and Massimo.
Up picture during a Free Climber session 6A+ on Corno Pagano Rogno BG and below a nice ski tour on Monte Grem (mt.2049) during winter 2005.

I've practiced this discipline for 10 years in a very intense way on falesia and classic routes on the Alps in Italy. Mountain is always a good teacher if you are ready to listen !