You bring up some very good points that are valid. All I know is I will finish the book but it's not a #1
priority. Hence why you will still find me doing little trips like these and why it's taken me so long. If I have a good partner to go out with, I will just say sure let's go do this random peak, it's going to be sunny and enjoy their company and the day no matter how lowly the mountain is.
My girlfriend is more about just being out there and not peak driven, maybe she will rub off on me.