Because they are there.
RIP Sir Edmund Hillary
“…never look down.”
As you may know, the response to "Why climb Everest?" of "Because it is there" is definitely not from Hillary, it’s dubiously associated to George Mallory.
Linda Smith said "Because it’s there? That’s not a reason to climb it – it’s a reason to go *round* it".
I do know this, I’m afraid Because it’s there, is my own reason to climb mountains. I am inspired both by this and Edmund Hillary, this is why the quote marks are around the Hillary quote at the bottom.