When it comes to climbing, preserving a particularly great climbing spot or action move is sometimes just as important as the climb itself. While experts recommend a variety of tips for climbing photography, what’s even more important is what you’ll do with the photo afterwards. While it’s great to inspire yourself with climbing quotes, it’s even better to inspire yourself with real photos of amazing climbing experiences you’ve had personally. And, what better way to do so than to transform yourself and the photo into timeless art, still or moving?

Create Wall Art

Forget about those traditional inspirational posters. When you’re wanting to either hype yourself up for your next climb or show off a particularly stunning shot of you climbing one of the most difficult mountains in your region, you can use wall art to do so. Due to the rise in popularity of creating canvas art from personal photos, companies like CanvasPop offer individuals the chance to turn their special memories into 3D art that can be hung on a wall in your home, office, or training space. If you know someone who loves climbing and outdoor activities, this also makes a great surprise gift for a special occasion or to celebrate a recent accomplishment with a big climb.

Create a Movie

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which means that a video must be worth so much more than that. It’s actually true, with studies showing that a minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. Turning footage from a climbing trip into a special movie is not only a great way to eternalize your memories, but it’s also an effective way to analyze and learn from your own climbing skills. Having to watch yourself and every step you take will help you become a better climber, and you’ll have a stunning movie to show off to friends and family following the big climb.

Enjoy the Moment

As a climber, you likely won’t be a stranger to the thrilling exhilaration that you feel during and after a great climb on a new mountain. While you’re probably great at living in that present moment, commemorating it with wall art or in the form of a video can be a great way to ensure you can relive that moment over and over for a long time to come. After training, traveling and exploring the heights of mountains and your own physical abilities, it will be well-deserved.