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45 Funny Mountain Quotes That Will Make You Smile

Spending time in the mountains can be inspiring and occasionally terrifying. We have found that a sense of humour on our long mountain hikes can be the difference between trudging and enjoying. We always enjoy quotes and when it comes to mountain quotes, funny ones are the ones we enjoy the most. Here is a list of the best funny mountain quotes that are worth a smile or maybe even a guffaw.

We quit our jobs over 10 years ago and have been travelling ever since and during that time we make a point of getting into the mountains and enjoying nature at its best whenever we can. Hiking in the mountains is when we really slow down and get away from the world and constant digital connection. We have also paired our favourite funny quotes about mountains with our favourite mountain photos.

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There are all different types of mountain quotes so if you are looking for something other than inspiring we have a list of the Best Mountain Quotes as well as for the following specific mountain quotes:

If you are like us, you get back from the mountains with those absolutely amazing pictures and are then at a loss for what to use for a caption on social media. No problem, we also have a list of the best mountain captions or you can use our Funny Short Quotes.

Funny Mountain Quotes

Here are some of our favorite funny mountain quotes.

“You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” – Stanislaw Lem

“Sometimes, you just need to change your altitude.”

“Until further notice, assume that we’re peaking.”

“A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.” – Edward Abbey

“I think I’ve peaked!.” – Dean Johnston

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“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a lift pass.”

“Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” – John Fox

“In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t.” – Rusty Baille

“When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” – Dan May

“You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.” – Lito Tejada-Flores

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“The farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” – The three rules of mountaineering

“The sea tells you everything will be fine. The mountains tell you it doesn’t matter anyway.” -Fsing Adeel Ahmed Khan

Short Funny Mountain Quotes for Instagram

If you like the short funny mountain quotes check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Short Quotes About Life, Short Positive Quotes, Short Deep Quotes, Funny Short Quotes, Short Cute Quotes, Short Friendship Quotes, Short Quotes About Change, Short Travel Quotes and Best Short Quotes.

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

“In the mountains, you are sometimes invited, sometimes tolerated, and sometimes told to go home.” – Fred Beckey

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

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“In a flat country, a hillock thinks itself a mountain.” – Turkish Proverb

“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

“You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” – Stanislaw Lem

“When life gives you mountains, put on your boots and hike.”

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“Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.” – Matthew Arnold

“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.” – Tennessee Williams

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

“Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.” – Werner Herzog

“Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud.” – Sylvia Plath

Funny Mountaineering Quotes

You’ll love these funny mountaineering quotes. You might also like our Quotes About Climbing Mountains.

“Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down” – Edmund Hillary

Someone standing on a hill looking at snow covered mountains with a funny mountaineering quotes that reads life's a bit like mountaineering never look down by Edmund Hillary

“You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

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“F**k anybody who’d call a hill a mountain and name it after themselves.” – A.D. Aliwat

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

“Men climb mountains, scale heights, venture into the unexplored to prove to other men it can be done.” – Mother Angelica

Amusing Mountain Captions

  • A ghostly mountain is called a peak-a-boo
  • The hiker hated the top of the mountain because it was all downhill from there!
  • Mountains are such great comedians, they are just hill areas
  • The most dangerous mountain in the world, without a doubt, is Mount Kill-a-man-jaro!
  • Mountains always seem to catch a cold because they constantly wear snow caps.
  • These mountains and hills are always tired because they don’t Everest.
  • If you think you have peaked in life, find another mountain to scale.
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  • How are you going to climb the peak if you don’t Everest.
  • If you don’t know how far you have hiked just sum-mit it all up
  • God only alps those who alp themselves.
  • There’s snow place like the mountains!
  • I am all a-boot that hiking life!
  • Adjust your altitude or walk away!
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  • A mountaineer hangs their clothes on a cliff-hanger!
  • Steep calm and carry on.
  • Don’t sweat the tall stuff.
  • On a date with mountains.
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  • Actions peak louder than words
  • I think I’ve peaked!
  • My happiness is found on the mountains
  • There is no wifi on a mountain, but I promise you will find a better connection
  • Adventure awaits on mountains
  • Life should have more mountains
  • This trail isn’t as flat as it looked on the map.
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  •  There’s nothing but a fine line between ‘hell’ and ‘hill’.
  • Life’s a mountain, not a beach.
  • I forgot I would have to climb back down.
  • You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a lift pass.
  • Sometimes you just need to change your altitude.
  • The sun shines brightest from the peaks of mountains.

And there you have it! Our list of the best funny quotes about mountains. We hope you found one that made you smile.

If you are like us, you like to get close to mountains while walking or on a hike. If it is the same for you too you might want to take a look at our lists of the best hiking quotes, hiking captions for Instagram, climbing mountains quotes, funny hiking quotes, funny hiking captions and trekking quotes. Check them out!

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including the sun, waterfalls, sunsets , forests, rivers, lakes, trees, mountains, the sea, sunshine and sunrise.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any funny mountain quotes that should be added.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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