Photo comp: Kayla Davison, NZ
Kayla Davison
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Favourite memory of the Award:
Finally making to the hut after a long day of tramping and sitting down with a hot dinner to play cards with my leaders and friends.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The biggest challenge I faced was continuing on a tramp when we were all sore and tired and the weather was not very nice. This taught me such good resilience and how to make the best out of bad situations.
New Zealand
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I have continued badminton and my skill of mindfulness however it has been difficult to upkeep these activities since I moved to university. I always try to remember to make time to do these activities in my day.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This photo was taken on the final day of my Gold award practice journey. Our journey was the Tongariro Northern Circuit but we completed it backward by first tramping to Waihohonu hut and finishing on the 3rd day by walking from Oturere hut to Whakapapa village. Some of this was off-track and meant that the terrain was difficult in some places, like the rocky side of a hill in the picture that we had to face to make it around the lake. It was certainly a challenge but it was a lot of fun.
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