Adventures : Snowdon

This year I’ve decided to become more active.

Since the turn of the year I’ve been going to the Gym most days.  It’s a bit of a cliché but it has noticeably made me feel more energetic and affords time for reflection.

Anyway, this weekend my friends invited me to go on a trip up Snowdon.  Having never really done anything like this before it was a good opportunity to get outdoors.

Armed with a new(ish) pair of boots and a new coat, off I went.

From the outset the Carrion birds were circling, but they didn’t get their feast, not from me at least…

It was always going to be a gamble climbing a mountain in Wales in early March, and we did succumb to the conditions in the end.  There was still snow at the peak, having passed a sign stating that Crampons and an Ice Axe were “essential”, we went as far as we could without the necessary Adventure Gadgetry, which according to the more prepared climbers coming back the other way was around another half an hour battling through the snow to the summit.

Rocking the Wet Rat

Though we didn’t make it to the top it was still a great challenge, and certainly pushed us.  I’m hoping to come back and conquer it some time.

When have you pushed yourself, in work or otherwise?  What targets have you set yourself?

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