120+ Mountain Captions To Motivate You Climb The Highest Mountains

Mountain Quotes

Conquering the mountains can be a bit challenging, but if you think of it as if you conquer yourself it might change your way of seeing things. Right?! (emoji) To motivate and inspire you to get out there and explore I have gathered this HUGEEEEE list of mountain captions and mountains poems for you!

Below you will find lots of inspiring mountain quotes, motivational mountain quotes, climbing mountain quotes, funny mountain quotes for Instagram and even a couple of poems if you like poetry (emoji)

Inspiring Mountain Quotes

The first list I gathered was that of inspirational mountain quotes, as I truly believe it will inspire each and every person to get out there and explore the mountains! (emoji)

1.“No matter how tall the mountain is; it cannot block the sun.”

– Chinese Proverb


2.“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.”

– Friedrich Neitszche


3.“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

– Sir Edmund Hillary


4.“Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.”

– Dale T. Mortensen


5.“Climb mountains, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.”

– David McCullough Jr.


6.“Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.”

– Andy Andrews


7.“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”

– Aldous Huxley

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8.“Be like a mountain, aim to touch the sky but stay rooted to the ground.”

– Unknown


9.“In a flat country, a hillock thinks itself a mountain.”

– Turkish Proverb


10.“Happiness is not at the top of the mountains but in how to climb it.”

– Confucius


11.“There is no wifi in the mountains, but I promise you will find a better connection.”

– Unknown


12.“Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.”

– Edmund Hillary


13.“The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.”

― Thomas Wolfe


14.“Everyone wants to live on the top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

― Andy Rooney

15.“Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.”

– Thomas W. Higginson

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16.“The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.”

– Jeanne Moreau


17.“Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years.”

– John C. Maxwell


18.“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.”

– John Muir


19.“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.”

– John Muir


20.“Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.”

– Victoria Erikson

21.“Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne


22. “Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.”

— Dee Brown


23.“Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.”

— William Shakespeare


24.“Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.”

— George Bernard Shaw


25.“My happy place…. The forest, The mountains …. No better place to recharge than in the embrace of mother nature.”

— Unknown


26.“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

— Jane Austen

27.“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”

— Wilma Rudolph


28.“So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear.”

— Wu Ming-Yi


29.“I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one.”

— Sylvester Stallone


30.“I like the mountains because they make me feel small… They help me sort out what’s important in life.”

— Mark Obmascik


31.”The mountain is nothing without people on it. Often you part expedition exasperated, but a year or two later you go back with the same partners knowing there’s potential in this human relationship. The mountains are beautiful but they are not worth dying for.”

— Greg Child

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Motivational Mountain Quotes

You can’t climb that damn mountain without some motivation, right?! So here are some motivational mountaineering quotes (emoji)

32.“The deepest sea has a bottom, the highest mountain has a summit.”

— Chinese Proverb


33.“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem – he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.”

— William Arthur Ward


34.“Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life.”

— Craig D. Lounsbrough


35.“Don’t pay attention to the size of the mountain in front of you. Rather, think about what the view from the summit is going to be like.”

— Craig D. Lounsbrough


36.“Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” 

— Tyler Knott

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37.“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” 

— Barry Finlay


38.“May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.”

— Harley King


39.“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books.”

— John Lubbock


40.“To aim for the highest point is not the only way to climb a mountain.”

— Nan Shepherd


41.“When faced with a large project, remember you move a mountain one stone at a time.”

— Catherine Pulsifer


42.“Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.”

— Paul D. Boyer

43.“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

— Khalil Gibran


44.“I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.”

— Julian Lennon


45.“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”

— Paulo Coelho


46.“The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.”

— Paulo Coelho


47.“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.”

— Sir Martin Conway


48.“There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.”

— J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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49.“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.” 

— John Amatt


50.“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” 

— Robert W. Service


51.“At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction – so easy to lapse into – that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”

— Robert MacFarlane


52.“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.”

— Rene Daumal


53.“Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion.”

— Robert MacFarlane


54.”We don’t know if there is a place after this life called Heaven, but we know that being in the mountains is the closest thing we have experienced to Heaven on Earth.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Climbing Mountain Quotes

People say that life is like climbing a mountain and we are constantly climbing it. I believe that it is true. Sometimes life gets harder, sometimes it gets easier.

That’s why I have gathered all of these amazing quotes about climbing mountains to inspire you in your daily life and lift you up!


55.“I think, every time I am on the mountain, I am just so thankful to be there.”

— Chloe Kim


56.“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself.”

— Robert M. Pirsig


57.“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


58.“The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” 

— Paulo Coelho


59.“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” 

— The 3 rules of mountaineering

60.“And if someday, my sons ask, “Dad, why did you choose to climb?” Smiling, I’ll reply, I climbed so you could fly.”

— Mekael Shane


61.“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

— Jack Kerouac


62.“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” 

— Yvon Chouinard


63.“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” 

— Hermann Buhl


64.“Sometimes you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul.”

— Uknown


65.“You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.”

— Sue Fitzmaurice


66.“The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.”

— Conrad Anker


67.“Climbing is my art; I get so much joy and gratification from it.”

— Jimmy Chin

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68.“The mainstream audience has a certain picture of what climbing is all about: man conquering mountain. But you can’t conquer a mountain, though it may conquer you.”

— Jimmy Chin


69.“As a professional climber, that’s the question you always get: Why, why, why? It’s an ineffable thing; you can’t describe it.”

— Jimmy Chin


70.“Climbing is as close as we can come to flying.”

— Margaret Young


71.“Let’s not mince words: Everest doesn’t attract a whole lot of well-balanced folks. The self-selection process tends to weed out the cautious and the sensible in favor of those who are single-minded and incredibly driven. Which is a big reason the mountain is so dangerous.” 

— Jon Krakauer


72.“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” 

— Edward Abbey


73.“I had discovered that I am the kind of person who cannot live comfortably, tolerably, on all-flat terrain. For the sake of inner equilibrium there has to be at least one mountain range on at least one of the four quarters of my horizon-and not more than a day’s walk away.”

— Edward Abbey

74.“I don’t want to write about climbing or talk about it or photograph it or think about it; all I want to do is do it.”

— Chuck Pratt


75.“The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.”

— Herbert Simon


76.“Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.”

— Bradley Chicho


77.“Any coward can sit at home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed.” 

— Charles Lindbergh


78.“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.” 

— Vera Nazarian

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79.“When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.”

— Edmund Hillary


80.“Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.”

— Bear Grylls


81.“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”

— Tom Hiddleston


82.“The mountains have rules. They are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men. A mountain is sincere. The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul.”

— Walter Bonatti


83.“When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.”

— Dan May


84.“Climbing has shown me a courageous, strong side of myself, a beautiful bravery. Other days I’ve seen pitiful weakness. I’ve watched myself crawl, belly-flat, across a mountainous landscape of fear. Climbing has shown me that I am all those things: strong and weak, brave and cowardly, both immune to and at the mercy of the death of death, all at the same time.”

— Steve House

Funny Mountain Quotes

We can’t go without some laugh while hiking in the mountains, so here are some funny quotes about mountains (emoji)


85.“Why are mountains always sleepy? Because they n-Everest.”


86.“What’s the smartest mountain in the world? Mount Cl-Everest.”


87.“What do you call an amazing day up a mountain? A peak experience.”


88.“What do fashionable mountains wear when it’s cold? An ice cap.”


89.“A desperate young mountain looks to a selfish older mountain for help. It shouldn’t get its slopes up.”


90.“Why did the teacher take their class up a mountain? To get higher grades.”


91.“Solving problems in the mountains is easy. It really Alps to clear your head.”


92.“What did the enthusiastic environmentalists say when they saw the effects of global warming seem to reverse on a nearby mountain? “Let’s go climate!”

Mountain Quotes For Instagram

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93.“Time in the mountains is always snow much fun.”


94.“Enjoying life in the snow lane.”


95.“All I need is a mountain breeze and tall trees.”

This is definitely one of my favourite mountain breeze captions for Instagram!


96.“I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”


97.“That girl, she’s going to move mountains.”


98.“Wake up, it’s adventure and coffee time.”


99.“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

– T.S. Eliot


100.“I am never lost in the mountains, its where I find myself.”

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101.“Life is better when you’re surrounded by your best friends in the mountains.”


102.“Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!” 

— Nyki Mack


103.“Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.” 

— Swami Vivekananda

This is one of my favourite captions for mountain pictures (emoji)


104.“Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” 

— Theodore Roethke


105.“Take me to the mountains.”


106.“Climbing my way to bigger and better things.”


107.“Life should have more mountains and less stress.”


108.“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”

Mountain View Quotes

Seriously, mountain view quotes hit different! It’s something in the way they describe the indescribable view…


109.“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.”

— John Muir


110.“Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season, the time of day, the beholder’s frame of mind, or any one thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is essential to recognize that we can never know more than one side, one small aspect of a mountain.”

— Haruki Murakami


111.“A lone peak of high point is a natural focal point in the landscape, something by which both travelers and local orient themselves. In the continuum of landscape, mountains are discontinuity — culminating in high points, natural barriers, unearthly earth.”

— Rebecca Solnit


112.“Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.”

— John Ruskin

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113.“No matter how sophisticated you may be; a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.”

— Ansel Adams


114.“The mountains were so wild and so stark and so very beautiful that I wanted to cry.”

— Jane Wilson-Howarth


115.“I take all day to climb mountains and then spend about 10 minutes at the top admiring the view.”

— Sebastian Thrun


116.“When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.”

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Poetry about Mountains

Well, we can’t go anywhere without some poems about mountains, so here are a few that are my favourite… Honestly, mountains poems truly make the journey better (emoji)


The Mountain

The mountain sat upon the plain

In his eternal chair,

His observation omnifold,

His inquest everywhere.

Emily Dickinson


The Mountain May Seem Very High

The mountain may seem very high,

It reaches even to the sky,

And yet the picture holds it all

As well as things quite near and small,

And then the picture’s but a nook

In my small picture reading book.

Annette Wynne


A Mountain Storm

Our blue sierras shone serene, sublime,

When ghostly shapes came crowding up the air,

Shadowing the landscape with some vast despair;

Katharine Lee Bates


A Mountain Gateway

I Know a vale where I would go one day,

When June comes back and all the world once more

Is glad with summer. Deep in shade it lies

A mighty cleft between the bosoming hills,

A cool dim gateway to the mountains’ heart.

Bliss Carman


Rainbow on the Mountain

See—the Sky has lent her jewel

To the Mountain for an hour

Has forgotten to be cruel

In a kind caprice of power

Ruby Archer

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