To those of you out there who really are weathering the storm. I found this picture inspiring, along with the artist's comments. If you click it, there is a really large version.
Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you're no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn't just a means to an end -- but rather a unique event in itself.