Arduous, Cold, Bitter, Blue Sky, White out, Darkness, Endless & Tough. Some of the words, that describe the 5 days in February completing the Mountain Leader (Winter) Assessment.
Five days of intense, energy sapping, mentally exhausting, physically demanding activity in the Scottish Winter Mountains.
Harsh winds, 80mph+, glorious sunshine, feels like -20, plus 8 degrees, contrasts on every day.
However, it’s not just about the 5 days assessment, there are the years of preparation, practice and learning. 5+years in my case since training.
Days and weeks away from the family, thousands of hours of life in the mountains of Wales, England, Scotland & the Alps.
But every single minute was enjoyable in some way, shape or form.
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