Mountain climbing – a form of marriage therapy

As with any relationship, couples have their share of sadness and struggle from sick children to financial issue, etc. And mountain climbing is a great getaway, an intense retreat in which requires them to focus 100 percent of their mind and energy so they don’t have time to think about the troubles at home. It’s just two of them together and rely on each other to survive as one loose rock could kill. 

Mountain climbing is a meditative and therapeutic experience for couple. They can either rush to climb as many mountains as possible in goal-oriented outbursts or choose to discover the slow, contemplative beauty of a more staid pace, the wildlife, the sunrises the sunsets, the tinh little animals. For things like that, people just have to be really patient. With all that, couples start to be more patient and appropriate each other. 

Research has consistently proved that exposure to nature reduces the level of stress and improves physical and emotional health and creates a strong bond among two individuals which are useful in a relationship. 

If you are ready to get on the sport, here are some peaks that great for beginners 

Mount Fuji, Japan, 3,776m

Mount Fuji is a single peak with the height of nearly 4,000m above Japan’s capital city, and one of the most-climbed mountains in the world. The route that people must hike to reach the top called Kawaguchiko, which starts at 2,300m and ends at the summit at 3,776m. It takes approximately eight hours round-trip for fit individuals to compete the route. The best hiking season is between July 1 to August 31.

Pikes Peak, United States, 4,302m

Pikes Peak is located in the continental United States with the height of 4,302m. Hikers can choose either to hike up the route on the mountain’s north side, hop on the cog railway or hitch a ride in a car. From the trailhead, the 21km hiking route gains 2,250m, offers amazing scenery on a strenuous day.