7 February 2014
Looking back on the achievements of last year, it struck me just how much ground we’d managed to cover in a relatively short space of time. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve still got miles to cover and hills to climb but it seems amazing halfway up the climb, looking at the view so far.
It’s actually very much like what happens when we take groups of people down to Wales to climb Mount Snowdon. When you’ve got a group made of up varying levels of fitness, you can only go at the speed of your slowest member and it’s imperative to make it to the summit as a team.
We’ve climbed that mountain so many times, often crunching through the snow or bracing ourselves against the wind but it’s always the same when you get to the top and see that look on people’s faces. I’m often reminded of Mandela’s saying that, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
For some people who might never have imagined being able to climb Mount Snowdon and who felt daunted at the very bottom, this statement is true, and it’s a great feeling. What have you achieved that once felt impossible to you? I’d love to hear your stories…