Mountain climbing is also called mountaineering. Mountain climbing is the sport of reaching high points in mountainous areas, for the joy and thrill of the climb. This activity involves intense physical activity. Mountain climbing is a naturally risky sport, it can be very dangerous if climbers are not properly trained. Mountain climbing requires skills like stamina, teamwork, and the knowledge and experience to handle specialized equipment.
Although the term is often approximately applied to walking over low mountains that offer only moderate difficulties, it's further properly restricted to climbing in points where the terrain and weather conditions present similar hazards that, for safety, a certain amount of previous experience will be found necessary. For the untrained, mountaineering is a dangerous pastime.
Mountaineering differs from other outdoor sports in that nature alone provides the field of action and just about all of the challenges for the party. Climbing mountains embodies the thrills produced by testing one’s courage, resourcefulness, cunning, strength, capability, and stamina to the utmost in a situation of inherent risk.
Mountaineering, to a greater degree than other sports, is a group exertion, with each member both supporting and supported by the group’s achievement at every stage. For most climbers, the pleasures of mountaineering lie not only in the “ subjection” of a peak but also in the physical and spiritual satisfactions brought about through intense personal effort, ever- increasing proficiency, and contact with natural glory.