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I'm looking to find a way to describe the feeling of seeing a mountain and thinking, I want to climb to the very top of that in one word. I know it is a common feeling but there does not appear to be a succinct way to describe that emotion/sensation. I've looked in websters, OED, online and have found nothing.

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    Is this literally climbing a mountain, or overcoming difficulties in general? – marcellothearcane Aug 8 at 5:57
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    Something other than ambition? – KillingTime Aug 8 at 6:02
  • “Because it’s there . . .” A challenge. – Xanne Aug 8 at 8:25
  • Is it just the yearning or strong desire to do anything you've just seen, or specifically to climb mountains? – Smock Aug 8 at 9:56

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