Mountain Climb mapped on the NTS (enneagram of process)

mountain photos:

Here is the start of a mountain climb as seen on the enneagram or the NTS. (A Nine Term Symbol, an “NTS”, is also referred to as an enneagram.)

This comes from a discussion with one of our avid readers, Eric Plantenberg (, who is an amazing mountain climber and leader of the best abundance & freedom seminars we have ever seen.

For those who already know this language, this symbol is a great starting point to dialogue about the process.

I spoke with Eric Plantenberg ( on 02/10/2012 about mapping out a mountain climb using the NTS (enneagram) and he gave me the impression that this might be doable if we look at the ASCENT as opposed to the entire climb up and down. This is my own attempt to picture the process of climbing a mountain, the large process. Obviously there can be many enneagrams or Nine Term Symbols made for various parts of the process.

More importantly, I have been on glacier hikes and scary bush-wacking trips up steep hills in the mountains, hours from my campsite, but I have never climbed a mountain. So this NTS (process-map) will need input from experienced climbers before we take it seriously.

Enneagram for the Ascent to a Mountain