My first ever experience of mountains was on a school trip to the Lakes, staying at the YHA Newlands hostel near Keswick. We did Cat Bells after a few days of training walks around Derwentwater. I must have got the taste for it then as I still love the mountains more than 50 years later.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."