a mountain to climb

a mountain to climb

  (British & Australian)
something that is very difficult to do After a bad start to the season, the team has a mountain to climb if they want to win the league.
See also: climb, mountain
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Visiting Genoa have the worst defensive record away from home in Serie A and look to have a mountain to climb against an Inter side who are flying high.
A Mountain To Climb follows the exploits of the group, that included rugby legend JPR Williams, and chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union, David Pickering, as they scale the heights of the 20,000ft mountain to raise money for the NSPCC Wales FULL Stop Appeal.
A Mountain To Climb will be shown on ITV Wales at 8pm on Friday.
Everyone has a mountain to climb and challenges to overcome," said Huston, who is also a motivational speaker and author.