But he reckons it is the only way he can describe how Tyson Fury destroyed himself but could not destroy him.
In fact, it is the way he tells the tale of how all four men to scale him would soon fall from the dizzy heights of such an achievement.
“Please excuse me and this may sound arrogant but, for example, a parallel, Mount Everest,” says the 41-year-old in the 21st year of his professional career.
“It’s been there for a long time and will be there for a long time.
“You can climb it during a certain period of time – during two weeks in April I believe.
“You can get to the top and say 'I conquered Everest!'. Then you've got to run down because it's going to take you down if you miss the time.
“A lot of people died there. Some made it, not many, but some made it back.
Wladimir Klitschko is training at his Stanglwirt training base in Austria
But Mount Everest is still there. Is Mount Everest defeated? It's still there and it's going to take another life this April.
“It’s just the track of history. I was 27 years ago here when I started and I am still here. I have guys who have conquered me in certain periods of time out of the 68 fights.
“Four of them have made it out of a 21-year professional career. The rest didn’t.
“But most didn't and the most amazing thing is I'm still here, they're not.”
Former heavyweight champion of the world Klitschko is currently at his Stanglwirt training base in Austria preparing to topple IBF title holder Anthony Joshua on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.
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He is going through his paces in the shadow of a peak known as the ‘Wild Emperor’, so a mountain metaphor from the former ruler of the heavyweight division seems fitting.
Ross Puritty, Lamon Brewster, Corrie Sanders and Fury are the four men who have beaten Klitschko in his 68 fights.
Wladimir Klitschko is the second longest reigning heavyweight champion in history
Only Brewster managed to defend the world title snatched from the Ukrainian, while all the others never reached such a peak again, despite beating one of the great heavyweights.
But here is no doubt Fury’s fall from grace has been the steepest after the Manchester-born traveller shocked the world when he outboxed and outfoxed Klitschko 18 months ago in Dusseldorf.
Since then Fury’s life has spiralled out of control, with a rematch shelved last year as he turned to cocaine and booze while in the grip of depression.
There is also a UK Anti-Doping case hanging over him for a performance-enhancing drug and it is clear why Klitschko has closed the book on what was his darkest defeat.
“I definitely learned more about myself, about boxing, through that defeat,” Klitschko said, in one of the four languages he speaks.
“Unfortunately, I cannot change it or have a second shot, like in golf – there’s no mulligan for me. It is what it is. I’m not a destroyed man.
“Yes, it was a defeat. It was kind of unfinished business because I would have loved a rematch.
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“Sometimes people say rematches are for losers, the person who lost needs it but the winner doesn’t.
“I don't feel bitten. I don't feel bitten, I'm sorry. I lost but I don't feel bitten. You might disagree. I lost, I didn't do enough to win.
“I was thinking about it for a year, trying to get this rematch. And then when it all went downhill, you just shake it off and keep on going.
“Honestly, I don't care about it anymore. It's not there; it's not going to happen. It's a done deal, and I just look forward. The past doesn't bother me at all.
“The man destroyed himself. I can’t have a chance to fight him again. It’s like a book. You close the book, put it on the shelf, keep on reading another one.”
The next chapter for Klitschko is Joshua, the new kid on the block and his fellow Olympic gold medallist, who he will face in front of 90,000 fans in London in just over two weeks.
Klitschko has been preparing in the makeshift boxing gym on the indoor tennis court of the Stanglwirt spa resort for all his fights since 2003, back when boxing was not even on the mind of a 14-year-old Joshua.
But now videos of Joshua’s 18 professional fights play on a constant loop on screens around the ring as Klitschko works with trainer Johnathon Banks and a number of sparring partners, including world title challenger Gerald Washington.
Joshua, though, has been in this very same ring already, having sparred with Klitschko in 2014 before the Ukrainian fought Kubrat Pulev.
“He impressed me with his attitude,” Klitschko said. “He was very raw. I have to say the truth, but he was the Olympic champion, he carried himself well, I liked his attitude.
“He was in the background and learning. Sometimes you need to be quiet and just watch. He was observing everything.
“But you can’t see everything. There’s so much involved in it. But he got pretty much where I train, how I train, the rules. He got the vibe.”
Klitschko has aged further, while Joshua has gone on to add the IBF title to his Olympic gold medal and will look to win the WBA belt in this fight as well.
But Klitschko believes he has his swagger back after his stale showing against Fury and, as the slogan on his training gear suggests, it is his ‘obsession’ to become a three-time heavyweight champion.
“I believe I am stuck at 27,” he said. “I don’t feel my age. It’s not empty words. It’s truly like that.
“I am getting in the best shape of my life, physically and mentally. I don’t see that I’m stuck and not improving, even in a sport I’ve been involved with for so long.
“That’s what interests and excites me.”
When the man mountain is asked to visualise how he sees the fight with Joshua ending, it feels like a dark moment from the brightest of boxers at first.
“Hospital, funeral,” he says, as he looks at each clenched fist before chuckling to his audience as he removed any belief it was some sort of sick threat.
But his actual warning for Joshua was clear: “Klitschko reloaded, that's what you're going to see.”
Sky Sports Box Office will show Joshua v Klitschko exclusively live on April 29. To book go to www.skysports.com/joshua