Thanks to Abhinav Jain for this wonderful puzzle!
One morning at 6 am, a monk began climbing a tall mountain, which happened to only have one path to the top. He ascended the path at his leisure, taking some stops along the way. He reached the top at 8 pm.
The next morning at 6 am, the monk descended the mountain along the same path. He took several breaks along the way, and reached the bottom at 8 pm.
The amazing result: there is some spot on the path that the monk occupied at precisely the same time of day for both trips. Why is this?
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Happy mountain climbing!