Photo comp: Alice Rosato, The Netherlands
Alice Rosato
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
Arriving at the final stretch and sprinting to meet our fellow participants.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Managing the stress of breaking my arm and the physical exertion of taking my bag off and on using only one arm.
The Netherlands
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes I am continuing to do the Silver Award this year.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
After a long day of walking in 35 degree heat, we relaxed at the camp site. At around 11 o’clock, I fractured my arm! I was driven to the nearest hospital, and waited in the waited in the waiting room until I was seen. It was very busy as it was the hottest day of the year so it was a decent wait. I was seen by the doctor and put in a solid cast. My teachers asked me if I wanted to go home, but me and group had worked so hard that I didn’t want to give up. We drove back to the campsite and arrived at around 4am. After a few hours sleep, we set off the next morning, in the pouring rain… carrying my broken arm and heavy backpack! On the home stretch, I decided to take a picture. I was so relieved to be there and to have completed the adventure. Breaking my arm certainly didn’t take the fun away from the expedition!
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