Lets’ be honest here, mountains aren’t usually considered “funny”. Most quotes about mountains are motivational. You know, the kind that makes you want to overcome challenges and push yourself to reach that mountain peak. Believe me, I know. I have written quotes about climbing mountains, quotes about enjoying mountain views, quotes about reaching the top of the mountain, and so much more. And while those quotes are all great, they aren’t going to make you belly laugh quite like funny mountain quotes are going to.
Plus, why take life – and the mountains – so seriously anyways?! There’s always room for a little laughter if you ask me.
That’s why I’ve created this blog. It is a compilation of my favorite funny mountain quotes that are seriously going to make you chuckle. They are light-hearted and witty. I’ve even written a few myself, so they are completely original quotes that you won’t find anywhere else.
So if you’re ready for a laugh, here we go – 40 funny mountain quotes that’ll make you laugh out loud!
40+ Funny Mountain Quotes
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy new hiking gear.” – Inspire with Quotes
“Challenge yourself: leave your phone at home when you go hiking in the mountains.” – Inspire with Quotes
Quote Explanation: This is one of my favorite hiking quotes. It is so crazy to me that in today’s world, not having your cellphone around can be more of a challenge than the act of climbing a mountain.
“Hiking in the mountains is therapeutic because it Alps clear your head.” – Inspire with Quotes
“When you start to feel down, it might just be time to change your altitude.” – Inspire with Quotes
“And just when you think chocolate couldn’t taste any better…you have a bite when hiking.” – Inspire with Quotes
Quote Explanation: Honestly, after hiking for a few hours all I want is chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. Surely, I can’t be the only one?! For more funny hiking quotes, check out my other blog post!
“When people start to annoy you, forget them. Just head to the mountains.” – Inspire with Quotes
“Did you even hike the mountain if you didn’t post a photo on social media immediately after?!” – Inspire with Quotes
“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs
“Why are mountains always sleepy? Because they n-Everest.”
“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert W. Service
Quote Interpretation: Although this one sounds like a funny mountain quote, to me it could be taken quite seriously as well. The idea is that something small can wear you out the same, if not more, than something large depending on the circumstance. To me, this quote reminds us that no problem is too “small” to be considered important.
“I like being near the top of a mountain, one can’t get lost here.”– Wislawa Szymborska
“Sometimes, you just need to change your altitude.”
“Think outside. No box required.”
“Let’s not mince words: Everest doesn’t attract a whole lot of well-balanced folks. The self-selection process tends to weed out the cautious and the sensible in favor of those who are single-minded and incredibly driven. Which is a big reason the mountain is so dangerous.” – Jon Krakauer
Quote Interpretation: The type of people who like to climb mountains are a little crazy!
“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” – Friedrich Neitszche
“I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest — it’s only a mountain.” – Junko Tabei
“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
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
“Hike more. Worry Less.”
“What do you call an amazing day up a mountain? A peak experience.”
“If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.”
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Rannulph Fiennes
“In a flat country, a hillock thinks itself a mountain.” – Turkish Proverb
“You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.”– Amit Kalantri
“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl
Quote Interpretation: Mountains have a way of getting our egos in check. They both challenge us and make us feel small.
“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – G.M. Trevelyan
“There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.”— Alex Lowe
“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
“The mountains were there and so was I.”— Maurice Herzog
“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer
“Mountains make me believe that nothing can be bigger than nature, not even human ego.”― Jay Kumar Singh
“When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” – Dan May
“Mountains are all the same – just tops, middles and bottoms, sometimes with sheep on and sometimes without.”― Enid Blyton
“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary”— Friedrich Nietzsche
“The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.” Marianne Williamson
Quote Interpretation: To me, this funny mountain quote is reminding us that false peaks occur often, and challenges will always be waiting for us – both on mountains and in life.
“I take all day to climb mountains and then spend about 10 minutes at the top admiring the view.”– Sebastian Thrun
“You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.” – Pink
“Fresh air, don’t care.”
“The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.” – Jeanne Moreau
“In the mountains, you are sometimes invited, sometimes tolerated, and sometimes told to go home.”— Fred Beckey
“Mountains are the answer. Who cares what the question is?”
“Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.”
“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees.” – Henry David Thoreau
“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”— Dr. Seuss
“There is no WIFI in the mountains, but I promise you will find a better connection.”
“Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.” – Brooke Hampton
“Coffee, Mountains, Adventure.”
“And if someday, my sons ask, “Dad, why did you choose to climb?” Smiling, I’ll reply, I climbed so you could fly.” – Mekael Shane
“Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion.”– Robert MacFarlane
“Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
Did you know: Sir Edmund Hillary is a New Zealander who was the first man to summit Mount Everest (alongside his Sherpa, of course.) Sir Edmund Hillary is famous for many of his quotes, and many of them are quotes about the mountains.
“Kid, you’ll move mountains.”― Dr. Seuss
“Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud.“ – Sylvia Plath
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By now you probably know that I simply love quotes! I’ve written lots of blogs that compile my absolute favorite quotes. Be sure to check out all the blogs I’ve written about mountain quotes, or browse all my categories here! I’ve also written a blog about the best mountain captions for Instagram, the best short mountain quotes, and quotes about the Rocky Mountains!