August 1st National Mountain Climbing Day

Since it is the middle of summer and you are probably bored and looking for something to do why not go mountain climbing!?! That’s sort of what Bobby Matthews and Josh Madigan did in 2016 by completing the 46 High Peaks in New York. Bobby is the son of the creator of It is an accomplishment to be proud of. I have a hard time climbing the hill in front of my house and I live in Florida where there are no real hills anyway. It is a great way to keep fit, or get fit, because you can choose the difficulty you want and see some great scenery along the way.

How to celebrate – Go climb a mountain! (Or a hill if you are like me). Form a mountain climbing club in your neighborhood. Create your own Von Trapp Family singers.

August 1st National Mountain Climbing Day

August 1st National Mountain Climbing Day

This is not a day designed to get you to climb Mt Everest. It is designed to get you up and out of the house and walking along the many natural, and man-made, paths that might include a mountain or two. Leave Mount Everest to the experts, those people that want to drive spikes into rock slabs and dangle from ropes. Pick the easier paths, still requiring effort but not beyond the average everyday hiker. It was created to honor Bobby Madigan and Josh Madigan for scaling the highest 46 peaks in the Adirondack Mountain’s in New York. Watch out for the snow, if you come across any, I got the worst sunburn of my life going up a foot trail of a mountain in Colorado. The sun reflects off the snow and will burn you to a crisp!

How to celebrate – Go climb a mountain! Watch the Sound of Music. Get out and enjoy nature.