“Mio papà ha il suo modo di andare in montagna. Sale senza dosare le forze, sempre in gara con qualcuno o qualcosa, e dove il sentiero gli pare lungo taglia per la linea di massima pendenza. Con lui è vietato fermarsi, vietato lamentarsi per la fame o la fatica o il freddo, ma si può cantare una bella canzone, specie sotto il temporale o nella nebbia fitta.”
"Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear." George Adair
I love the rocky mountains more than anything AND have a huge fear of heights. Fun combo :)
We hiked Rundle Mountain this weekend. Most of it to be exact. After four hours of hiking from Banff along the Bow River and into the trees of Mount Rundle we made it 90% to the summit...and then decided to turn back. I have dreamed of completing this hike for two years and I felt disappointment and failure.
Does success only come from reaching a summit?
Or is the journey of pushing ourselves to understand ourselves the actual quest?
It was an exhilarating and terrifying hike for me this weekend and a complete success. I faced my fears again. I had hiked to this summit in 2005 when I lived in Banff. This year Rundle taught me more meaningful life lessons.
We enjoyed every step. We soaked in the silence all around us. Felt the sun on our faces. We hiked through the trees, climbed steep banks and made it up slick sections of Rundle rock glazed in melting snow (yup, in August). Made it all the way to the start of the Dragon's Back...a 10m wide section of loose shale with hundreds of metres drop off on both sides.
Then full stop. I froze in fear and panic. We could see a blanket of 30cm of fresh snow awaiting us on the other side... and only 300m remaining to the summit. We sat for awhile and decided to turn back.
Reaching that point was a humbling look in the mirror. Everything I’ve ever wanted is on the other side of my fears. I didn't need to cross the Dragon's Back to realize the depth of that lesson.
It's only when you venture to the edge of your limits that your limits can expand.
Thank you, Mount Rundle once again. 🙏
4WD - Kuala Betis - Post Rekom ~ approx. 4 hours.
Hiking - Post Rekom - Kem Pagma ~ approx. 9km, 3 hrs, 40mins.
We started our journey from TBS, KL at 2pm and reached our hotel in Gua Musang at around 4am after sitting through 14 hours of jam.
Due voci possenti ha il mondo: la voce del mare e la voce della montagna 🌊🏔 [W. Wordsworth]... ed io le amo entrambe 😍!
Così tra le giornate al mare di questo ponte di ferragosto, mi sono fatta accompagnare dalla mia guida speciale (@rostisimone ❤️) in un bel giro di #trekking sul Monte Carpegna 🥾 pace, tranquillità, vista stupenda e tanti nuovi amici 🦗🐮 un’esperienza davvero rigenerante 😌!
E voi come vi siete rigenerati in questo periodo? Siete più da team mare, montagna o (come me) l’importante è partire 🚙🚆✈️? A presto con nuove ispirazioni e ricettevegolose 😉😉😉
Back at one of my fav places 🌲
Anzeige | Do you guys like packing? I just haaaate it. We’re leaving to Teheran tomorrow and obviously I haven’t packed a thing. I’m just always way too scared I’m gonna forget something, so I’d rather not pack at all. I can already see myself fighting with my suitcase at 11 pm tonight, super stressed out, seconds away from a mental breakdown and still not even close to being finished. Ohhh well, we all have our little issues I guess... but yeah, I should better get started 🧳 | #dontjustexist | 📸 @nicaiken | @gandyslondon
Is Rainbow Mountain on your bucket list? This one has been on the bucket list for YEARS! The landscapes look too amazing to pass them up!
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