Absolutely not !!! I can see why some people want to challenge themselves to do this, to prove their own fitness or as a sense of accomplishment . Me ? No thanks. I don't have anything to prove to myself.
It would be nice to say I'd conquered a mountain but it seems like such a lot of effort. I'd be just as happy flying in on a helicopter and only having to walk a short distance.
If helicopter access is impossible then I'll give it a miss thanks
Do it at least once a week, though only ones under 1,500 m high. Did two yesterday, including Tibrogargan. Always enjoy it. Last weekend was Mt Maroon. Great mountains, great company. Highly recommended.
No, I'm not really into mountain climbing, but I was backpacking in Bali in 'Jan '95, & we went to placed near Mt Agong. (?) We climbed that large mountain, with the owner of the homestay we were staying in. Unfortunately, my shoes didn't have any grip left on them, so it was like 2 steps forward, 1 back, with our guide pushing me up the hill, the poor man. It took me 1 & 3/4hrs. the others were up the top, way before I was. When I got up there, I cried & cried, with relief!