There are some things about mountains that you can only see and learn by climbing them. Here is an appropriate quote from John Muir;
Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail.Many times during my life, I have done exactly this and as I get older, I realize even more that the last statement is true. "As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail." What I do find however is that age limits somewhat your ability to run up and down the mountains and that the slower pace of age gives its own source of enjoyment.