星期一, 5月 08, 2006

G10: Conquer only the Challenges not the Mountain

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Chamah Expedition write-ups.
1 – The Journey
2 – G10: Conquer only the Challenges not the Mountain <--
3 – 我们是何等的微渺
4 - 竹虚
5 – 水的力量
6 - 人变、情变、山不变
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I’ve interviewed Kam Meng the captain after he completed G10 about what was his feeling now and what was his next target?

He gave me a very short and simple answer: No special feeling, just as normal. What should be next? Helping more people to accomplished their wish to complete G10.

What a peaceful answer without any strong and great vision. Perhaps G10 wasn’t his aim, and he climb for the passion of climbing.

Before leaving the village, I have reviewed the guest log book again. I noticed that Kam Meng had shared his G10 achievement at the log book. Later, I was told that he used more than ten years to make his wish came true in completing G10. He kept coming back to the same mountain again and again...

Some people may use 5 year to complete G10, some people may use his whole life, or some even may only use 1 year. Is completing G10 a proud achievement? So what if you complete G10 in few months? And what’s the real meaning of it?

Climbing is an interest, passion and knowledge. For me, it is a way, a way to refine your value during the journey. We learn from the people, incident, and object at the surrounding. We learn from the Mother of Nature in the jungle, say how to release yourself, knowing yourself, appreciate everything also respect the mountain and all lived objects. Even a small plant has its own life! The most important lesson is to sharing the burden and responsibilities among the teammates. Yea! I meant Teamwork! One team, one aim, one destination.

There is always another higher mountain somewhere, it doesn’t mean you are the great if your completed G7 or G10, it also doesn’t mean your life of climbing ending soon. Even after climbing a mountain successfully doesn’t mean you conquered the mountain, in fact you have just conquered the challenges along the journey especially the evil that lures you to give up when you are exhausted.

Mountain is strong and great, never underestimate its power. It stands firm and strong at the same position for thousands years, the tiny human, it is better to say you conquered the challenges rather than the mountain.
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攻顶成功后的那个晚上,临睡前访问了队长蔡金明,完成了十大(G10)有什么特别的感觉、以后又有什么打算?

他想了想,说:没什么特别的感觉啊,会有什么样的感觉呢?以后的打算不就是这样啰,帮助更多的人完成他们攀登十大的梦想。

就这么两句话的回答静止了整个空间,终结了一天的对话。也许完成十大并非他的目标,他登山就是为了登山的热诚。
在离开原著民村之前,再度翻阅了那本查玛峰攀登记录簿一遍,才发现金明把他成功攀登十大的成就记录了在簿子里。后来我得知,他用了十多年不急不急地把这个梦想达成,同样的山反复地登了再登。。。

有些人用五年来完成这个梦想,有些人用一辈子,甚至有些人用一年就攀登完十大。然而完成十大的目标真的那么重要吗?就算让你在几个月内完成十大那又怎样?意义何在?

登山,是一种兴趣、一种热诚和一种学问。对我来说,登山更是一种道,从过程中自我修养。我们不断向四周的人、事、物学习。在森林里,我们向大自然学习,放下自我,认识自己,对万物感恩并尊重山林和一切有生命的万物。就算一草一木,也有属于它们的小生命。学会分担更是很重要的课程,不止分担背包的负担,更要分担责任,团队精神不可少,一队人、一条心、一个方向。

一山还有一山高,完成G7或G10并不代表你就是最强,也不代表你的登山生涯就告一段落。每每成功攻顶并不代表你把山征服,你真正所征服的是路上的种种挑战包括心里头的魔鬼,那个当你疲累不已时引诱你放弃的心魔。

山林何其大,其威力更是不容忽视的。它稳稳地竖立在固定的位置上万年,微不足道的人啊,与其说征服了一座不移不动的山,不如说排除万难的征服了心里黑暗的力量?

1 則留言:

mountainhouse 提到...

嗨,蓝色阿美巴,

今天打了甘老师的名字在google search,想看看爬山界还有谁在玩,意外竟出现你的网站,很惊喜呢!知道还有你们这班山友(反正进山就是友啦),很快乐地。

你玩的可真多,爬山、越跑、踏脚车样样来,很“英雌”的样子。

我们是一班只懂爬山的,也弄了一个blog在大红花的国度,有空过去看看吧:
my.hibiscusrealm.net/mountain/

这文章也贴了一些时候,就不知道留言还会不会让你读到,上天保佑。

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