Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire.
The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down.
You climb the mountain in equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.
Then when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end, but a unique event in itself.
This leaf has jagged edges. This rock is loose. From this place the snow is less visible, even though close.
These are things you should notice anyway.
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountains, which sustain life, not the top.