Why? The oldest question out there…….

Unjustifiable Risk

Unjustifiable Risk?: The Story of British Climbing by Simon Thompson-Publisher: Cicerone Press

I’m sure everyone who has ever been out in the mountains, be it for a school trip, something personal or as a hobby/work has asked themselves this at some point. Why am I here, why am I doing this (and for those wife’s & girlfriends out there) why did I agree to this.

This question comes for any number of reasons, fear, exhaustion, lack of interest and anything else at that particular moment makes you question your sanity.

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Work in the outdoors-Please apply

For a long time I have held a passion of working within/around the outdoor industry in some form or another. I spent years applying for jobs, searching and never getting anywhere. Most turned me down without comment choosing not to reply. Every now and again I would see the perfect job, one that suited me to the letter (or so I thought). I would spend hours researching the company, preparing my application…….dreaming of what it would be like to work there and how grateful I would be. The inevitable always seem to happen with the eventual email arriving thanking me for my time but letting me know that my application had been unsuccessful.

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An apology to myself

Well….. all good intentions seem exciting at first then as usual we get caught up in the the normalities of life and things get pushed aside. I started this blog with the idea of keeping an on-line journal of my travels but as you can likely see the information is a bit lacking. Its frustrating as the last 18 months have seen seen some of the most enjoyable trips I have undertaken. Hopefully this will be a fresh start and I will actual put the work into keeping up to date!

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