Left To My Own Devices:
” We use the word suffering way too much, every adventure has both the light, the dark, the toil and the reward…” – Kyle Dempster.
I understood this to an extent previous to this trip, but as soon as I got to the 3/4 mark of what would be a 5 hr uphill climb to my “base camp” and the rain began to pour down, it resonated that much more. I was alone, with the exception of hikers drifting through the area, for three days. In rain and cold, solely dependant on myself for making good choices in bad conditions and keeping my mindset positive. And I couldn’t be happier. We don’t typically get the chance to experience this kind of physical and mental challenge alone. Its good, I know now just how good. No cell reception, no internet, no safety net to fall back into. Just you and the raw beauty that you now can soak in with no superficial barriers. Its refreshing. Its good for the soul. In more ways than one.
With fresh Snow on the peaks, A tent for shelter, Pure drinking water, Warm clothes and maybe a cup of hot tea and you’ll be surprised at how at home you can feel.
Words, photos, and adventure documentation from our newest contributor Sarah Belford! Follow her adventures on Instagram @sarahcantsea