Yes, the mountain is harsh, tough and direct. It does not try to pretend that it is something which it is not.
Because the mountain is harsh, man can clearly see their weaknesses in its context. That is when we realise how important it is to have someone we can rely on, someone we can lean on when the blow is too strong and we need extra support. Exactly because it is harsh we don’t all go through the filter that the it is successfully and thus we begin to appreciate those which encounter there.