Photo comp: Finn Hibbert, New Zealand
Finn Hibbert
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory of the Award was after every mountain and hill we climbed, being able to look back down and say "we just did this" being shocked that we had actually done this. The same thing happened every time shocked by what we could achieve with a little bit of sweat and grunt.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Getting back up each day and having to keep moving forward. Each day having to wake up early and get sorted for yet another long day on walking and climbing.
New Zealand
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I am going to continue tramping with my family and friends exploring new places that may seem impossible but aren't. This trip truly inspired me.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
On my Silver Duke of Edinburgh award tramp, the first day was very tough, we had to traverse some very difficult terrain and gain a lot of meters (1200 m) over 8km. We only managed to reach camp at 8:00 pm. After a not too great sleep, we walked for a further 2 and a half hours to reach the summit of (1685 m). I took this photo just as I summited exhausted from the previous day and a half. The breathtaking view revived the whole group, we all were struck back by how far we had come and what we had achieved in such little time. The photo symbolised a special time in our journey, a turning point that propelled us forward to continue the next 2 days of the tramp.
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