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…

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…

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…