Mountains are more than just geological formations; they're our sanctuary, our untamed refuge. I grew up in Tehran, close to the mountains, and Bruno's childhood in Italy, near the Alps, helped us forge a special connection to these giant natural beauties. 

Mansoureh at Lake District National Park

Every cherished memory is intertwined with the experience of climbing the mountains, sometimes in the company of friends, other times alone. There's an inexplicable energy in the mountains that leaves me speechless and uplifted.

Hiking, you see, is my passion, my connection to the earth's soul. If you are looking for some motivation, check out my collection of hiking quotes. But, in this post, you will find some of the best mountain quotes and captions for Instagram. 

You can also read: 75 Best Cycling Quotes

Quotes about mountains 

Deer on a mountain road in northern Italy
  1. “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” - David McCullough Jr

  2. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  3. “While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn't the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.” - Edmund Hillary

  4. “You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” - Tom Hiddleston

  5. “The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.” - Marianne Williamson

  6. “The mountain is calm when there is a storm; the mountain is calm when there is fog; the mountain is calm when there is sun! Calmness is the wisdom of the mountains! Those who have lived everything are always calm!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

  1. “There's no glory in climbing a mountain if all you want to do is to get to the top. It's experiencing the climb itself - in all its moments of revelation, heartbreak, and fatigue - that has to be the goal.” - Karyn Kusama

  2. “Sometimes you climb the mountain, and you fall and fail. Maybe there is a different path that will take you up. Sometimes a different mountain.” - Caterina Fake

  3. “This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” - Bridget Asher, The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

  4. “In every corner of the Earth, there is a sign of Heaven. Every mountain, every valley, and every ocean has God written all over.” - Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes about God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

  5. “People who climb mountains are lonely people; loneliness is needed. Acquaintances and friends are great things, but climbers need defined mental space that is untouched and unbothered by anyone.” - Jennifer Jordan

  1. “A valley provides us a place to walk, while a mountain provides us a place to climb. And if a walk never leads to a climb, it might have been better not to have walked in the first place.” - Craig D. Lounsbrough

  2. “When you climb to the top of a mountain and still thinking about your own little problems rather than major universal issues, then you haven't climbed that mountain, you're still in the lower valleys!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

  3. “You can not identify the height of the Everest unless you conquer.” - M.Rehan Behleem

  4. “After a few hours, everyone else wanted to go home but, I said, in my 3-year-old voice, “No. I want to stay and watch the mountains.” And I did. They left, and I walked home alone. Even at that early age, I had a deep affinity for mountains and a very strong independent nature.” - Chris Noble, Why We Climb: The World's Most Inspiring Climbers

  5. “I have always felt safest alone on the side of a hard-to-reach wall or a mountain. Although I understand that I could die in the mountains, I trust the hand of nature, and I know it will do me no harm. People seem to change and do confusing things. Places, on the other hand, I can count on.” - Steph Davis, High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity

  6. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet; this is not done by jostling in the street.” - William Blake

  7. “In the mountains, you never leave anyone behind. For any reason. That's the way it is, and that's the way it has to be.” - Luca D'Andrea, La sostanza del male

  1. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” - Andy Rooney

  2. “Being a mountain boy, I have always understood the importance of trees, animals and nature for a human being.” - Jubin Nautiyal 

  3. “The mountain that you cannot climb gets higher and higher; the mountain that you have climbed gets lower and lower!” -  Mehmet Murat ildan

  4. “It was possible that when the climbers were ready, the mountain wouldn’t be” -  Anatoli Boukreev, The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

  5. “I like the mountains because they make me feel small,' Jeff says. 'They help me sort out what's important in life.” - Mark Obmascik, Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled--and Knuckleheaded--Quest for the Rocky Mountain High

  6. “Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak” - Andy Andrews

  7. “The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don't fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far” -  Paulo Coelho

  1. “Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” - Tyler Knott Gregson

  2. “I had been hired to prepare the mountain for the people instead of the other way around.” - Anatoli Boukreev, The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

Inspiring quotes about Mountains 

  1. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” - Confucius, Confucius: The Analects

  2. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” - Edmund Hillary

  3. “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.” - Conrad Anker

  4. “Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” - Theodore Roethke

  5. “Let us play hide and seek in a mountain which is like a women's back.” - Santosh Kalwar

  1. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir

  2. “When you're young the future is a mountain to climb. Once there though you realize all the beauty was in the climb itself.” - Dean Cavanagh

  3. “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” - Ed Viesturs, No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

  4. “You can climb the mountain with courage of concentration.” - Lailah Gifty Akita

  5. “The mountain will not humiliate in any era, and it will remain glorious ” - Kamaran Ihsan Salih

  6. “They returned our actions and words to us like echoes in a mountain.” - Shree Shambav, Journey of Soul - Karma

  7. “There is something in the mountain air that is not found in the forest air: The spirit of the heights!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

  8. “Mountain top: the place where life meets the purest meaning of freedom.” - Vinicius Montgomery

  9. “A night on the mountain is better than a thousand nights in the city because you meet the universe on the mountain!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

  10. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome” - Wilma Rudolph

  1. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” - Greg Child

  2. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” - Jack Kerouac

  3. “The best way to make smaller a big mountain is to climb that mountain; the best way to shorten a long road is to travel on that road! Anything that looks big or long to you is actually because you didn't go to it, because you didn't live it!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

 46. “Mountains make me believe that nothing can be bigger than nature, not even human ego.” - Jay Kumar Singh

  1. “The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” - Herbert A. Simon

  2. “Climbing the mountain is always more fun than sitting at the top. It's just you have to find different mountains to climb.” - Dan Bilzerian

  1. “I take all day to climb mountains and then spend about 10 minutes at the top admiring the view.” - Sebastian Thrun

  2. “Climbing mountains may seem easy but it takes thousands of foothills and perseverance to reach to the highest peak.” - Bhawna Dehariya

  3. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” - Hermann Buhl

  4. “Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.” -  Aleksander Lwow

  5. “Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” - Anatoli Boukreev

Short mountain Captions for Instagram 

  1. Hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you.” - Unknown

  2. “What are men to rocks and mountains?” - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  3. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” - John Muir

  1. “Life is better in hiking boots.” - Unknown

  1. “I learn something every time I go into the mountains” - Michael Kennedy

  2. “You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers.” - Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

  3. “The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.” - Jeanne Moreau

  4. “When life gives you a mountain, put on your boots and hike” - Unknown

  5. “The hardest mountain to climb is the one within.” - J. Lynn

  6. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” - Lao Tzu

  7. “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” - Jeffrey Rasley

  8. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” - Unknown

  9. “It is the mountain that has been calling me, and it’s time to answer.” - Susan Jagannath

  10. “Never quit on a bad day.” - Ben Crawford

  1. “The mountains are the starting point of all great things.” - Unknown

  1. “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” - Barbara Walters

  2. “Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.” - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  3. “There's a sense of sovereignty that comes from life on a mountain.” - Tara Westover

  4. “Going to the mountains is like going home” - John Muir 

  5. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” - Barry Finlay, Kilimanjaro and Beyond

  6. “To get over a mountain, you have to climb it.” - Jonathan Tesch

  7. “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” - Amit Kalantri

  8. “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.” - Conrad Anker

  1. “The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” - Sam Cummings

  1. “Life's greatest lessons are learned while climbing mountains.” - Unknown

  2. “Mountains aren't fair or unfair, they're just dangerous.” - Reinhold Messner

  3. “You climb mountains with your feet, but can only move them with your soul.” - M. Dhliwayo