/ Reasons to be cheerful
I really enjoy trad, sport, bouldering (albeit mainly indoors), winter ice, alpine, Scottish winter and even the odd walk if the conditions are really that bad. It's not ideal living in the south and I may not exactly push the boundaries of difficulty but in the two years I've been climbing I've got out as much as I can, seen some amazing places, met some amazing friends and had an absolutely brilliant time.
I'm leaving work in an hour heading for Scotland and I've got that euphoric feeling I only get when I'm going on a climbing trip. Hopefully I'll see some of you out there!
Well said! The most fun out of bed I have is climbing (anyone else remember the 'worth getting out of someone elses bed for' quality measure ?:-). A large number of my closest friends were made through climbing. The through of what's next keeps me going through bad days at work. The places I climb can be stunning.
Even Sports Climbing and Scrambling are great fun but trad, winter stuff and bouldering are effing brilliant.
Have a great trip.
I'm enjoying climbing so much more even though I feel I climb less than I have in the past.
Climbing opportunities are becoming shorter, but I've realized that in only 90 minutes you can really do something worthwhile that makes the whole day. Being a neurotic, leave at sunrise sort of person, I'm learning that a chilled attitude really yields similar results.
Our life ambitions/proudest moments will be something other than our team winning the league/getting promoted.
Our best stories to tell people in the pub will have a beginning other than "This one time I was so drunk..."
Enjoy your trip!
Have fun ! Sounds great !
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