Its been an eventful few days in the parenthlete household. A few days ago we decided to climb Mount Pisco. It was one of those impulsive decisions that came about by a chance encounter. Of course you do not choose an undertaking such as this purely on impulse, I had been debating last year whether to do Kili or not. What had been putting me off was that while being by all accounts an amazing experience, it is not a technical climb and devoting so much time, effort and money into such a trip I would like to come back home with some grounding to possibly take on a bigger mountain.
So, here we are, committed to climbing a serious mountain. We are active but have little climbing experience. The first mountain to climb will be the equipment list, despite having what i thought was a pretty extensive hiking and snowsports array of clothing there is a lot of additional gear required by a full on expedition. Will be starting up a gear list as we run through our purchases. There is no doubt going to be a lot of work, research, shopping and training.
But we are excited! Excited to have a new challenge, excited by the scale of this adventure and excited in that childish way that we are about to do something totally new. It is a great way to start a new year.
We are all going on an Expedition,” said Christopher Robin, as he got up and brushed himself. “Thank you, Pooh.”
“Going on an Expotition?” said Pooh eagerly. “I don’t think I’ve ever been on one of those. Where are we going to on this Expotition?”
“Expedition, silly old Bear. It’s got an ‘x’ in it.”
“Oh!” said Pooh. “I know.” But he didn’t really.
“We’re going to discover the North Pole.”
“Oh!” said Pooh again. “What is the North Pole?” he asked.
“It’s just a thing you discover,” said Christopher Robin carelessly, not being quite sure himself”