I gotta disagree that it is not "all about the view"..... it's more about the experiences along the way.
Maybe that stream crossing that you were initially not sure how to get over, but did manage to get over it without getting your boats wet.
Or, maybe that rock scramble that looked intimating but you got over no problem
Or, in winter maybe that steeper patch of ice/snow that looked impossible but you got over it
Just my 0.02$
BTW for carrying cameras: somewhere accessible otherwise you'll waste time getting it in/out
'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"