You are very lucky to have mountains like that near you to train on.
Thank you for your nice remark :) Sometimes I need to hear that I'm happy because of living in viciniy of those mountains. I don't realize it everyday and it is good to realize it and become to be thankful once again.
By the way, we economists do not really like "luddites" (term for british workers in early 1800s who destroyed machinery in enterprises because they accused machines of being the reason of their unemployment.) However, a friendly luddite is welcomed in SP community :) I wish you not only to enjoy SP pages, I wish you to visit many mountain places of interest due to this website. Cheers, Tomas :)
I have only climbed here in the U.S. and would love to get to E. Europe. I have a family with two younger kids, so we will wait a few more years.
On the subject of Luddism, I am only opposed to the technology that steals the time of modern man. I guess it would be Neo-Luddism.
OK than, I like you belong to the group of people always wanting to spend couple of days off up in the mountains, away from technology. This has nothing to do with luddism IMHO. When speaking about time-eaters, the worst among them are computers. I know from personal experience. Let's spend more time out!