farcedude wrote:Same here. If anything, it's not being in the mountains that gets to me - if I don't get up into the mountains and away from the city often enough (about every other week) I start turning into a hermit and get stressed out, which affects some ongoing medical issues (not good). I do know for me that solitude on a summit helps a lot (a crowded grays summit does a lot less for me than me and my hiking partner being the only ones to summit that day). I've thought about starting to hike/climb alone, but only after I get someting like a spot or inreach, and am VERY comfortable with its use.
Yup, this is my problem too. I start getting the lowland crazies dealing with all of the crap of real life. Its really refreshing to climb something or go camping when things start getting weird.
I don't get emotional in the mountains or when summiting. When I'm climbing something I'm 110% focused on what I'm doing(and now that this topic has been brought up, I don't recall ever really thinking about real life while in the mountains, I naturally push it out of my mind).