Mountain Leader – D-Day.

Assessment Day 1: ‘Wow, this is really happening’ The realisation kicked in that after four years and the recent few weeks of drama, I was finally there, on my Mountain Leader Assessment – this was it. Day 2: ‘Ropework, you got this. Stay calm, think it through’. The constant brain power, the demon on my…

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…

Mountain Leader – The Bump.

Sunday evening: ‘What are your goals for tomorrow?’ ‘I’m going to smash my training and put in the last stages of prep for my Mountain Leader assessment next week.’ Monday morning: Bed bound, in agony. With exactly a week to go until my assessment, disaster has struck. I’m bed bound, moving is agony and the…

Mountain Leader – The Build Up.

Five weeks to go and i’m freaking out. Building up to my assessment, its like most big moments in your life – you feel waves of ‘i’ve definitely got this, i’m going to smash it’ to ‘oh dear god, I am SO not ready for this’. The last few months have found me trying to…