Most young people enjoy some forms of physical activity. It may be walking, bicycling, or
Those who have a passion for【37】high and difficult mountains are often【38】with astonishment. Why are men and women willing to【39】cold and hardship, and to take risks on high mountains？ This astonishment is caused,【40】, by the difference between mountaineering and other forms of activity to【41】men give their leisure. Mountaineering is a sport and【42】a game. There are no man-made roles,【43】there are for such games as golf and football. There are,【44】rules of a different kind which it would be dangerous to【45】, but it is this freedom from man-made rules that makes mountaineering【46】to many people. Those who climb mountains are【47】to use their own methods.
If we compare mountaineering and other more【48】sports, we might think that one big difference is that【49】is not a "team game". We should be mistaken【50】this. There are, it is tree, no "matches" between "team" of climbers, but when climbers are on a rock face【51】by a rope on which their lives may depend, there is【52】teamwork.
The mountain climber knows that he may【53】fight forces that a restronger and more powerful than man. He has to fight the forces of【54】. His sport requires high mental and physical【55】.