«I climb mountains because it makes me happy.» Anyone listening to Simone Moro during his conferences – while he talks about his ventures in the mountains, during his inspirational talks for companies, during one of his spontaneous chats – remains in awe of him and with a sense of well-being. Why? The secret is happiness.
And yet, throughout his life, Simone has never spared himself from hard work. With his 55 mountaineering exploits all achieved on the planet’s most difficult and dangerous summits. Nor has he been spared inconveniences when exposing himself to winter ascents at extremely rigid temperatures. At the same time he has known when it was best to turn back to base camp due to adverse weather conditions, but above all he has suffered the loss of dear friends in mountaineering accidents.
Happiness though comes from a dream and the strength and determination with which we try to achieve this dream day by day, throughout our entire life. It is built, first of all by identifying our idols, then by choosing teachers, these people help us build our tool box and to find the means. It is of course best to then find allies, finding them among our own personal resources (our talents, our main strengths) and in people made of flesh and blood who can sustain us. And finally, we have to take into account errors and betrayal, fear and sacrifice.