Life as an ML

My first paid work as a fully qualified Mountain Leader (ML) – we’re ready to set off, the 40-strong group in front of me ready to take on Snowdon. The other MLs completing their radio checks and i’m there, staring at the radio in my hand not knowing how to turn the thing on. Panic….

Run Your Own Race.

The mist was still hanging over the lake. You could smell the deep heat in the air as the nervous tension was rising off of the athletes gathered by the water. The tall, wetsuit glad man next to me started up conversation: ‘So, what… 7 minutes? It shouldn’t be more than that really should it?…

A Positive Plan

Have you ever read a book and felt so connected to the writing that you sit there thinking ‘this book was written for me!’. I was sat, experiencing this very feeling when I had a lightbulb moment, an epiphany, a clear moment when multiple thoughts came together as one. Brooding – ‘To be engaged in…

Mountain Leader Low-Down

Becoming a mountain leader will open doors, it will teach you life lessons and skills. It will give you amazing experiences and possibly start a new, exhilarating career. However, it is no easy task and to embark on the journey should not be taken lightly. Becoming a mountain leader has been one of the best…

You Got This.

As much as we would like to coast through life without any drama, without being knocked down or stripped back to raw nerves, life is not that simple. I have been lucky enough to witness what some might call miracles, what others might say is just ‘dealing with what life throws at you’. I come…