Naomi Laslett
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory while completing the Award was my Gold Adventurous Journey in October 2021. Our team was one of the few people on the Tongariro Alpine Circuit track and we only saw 3 other people our whole trip. Each day was difficult but towards the end of each day, we would see a bright rainbow. finding the rainbows toward the end of the day will be a feeling i'll never forget.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
My biggest challenge was definitely pushing myself out of my comfort zone, doing this was one of the hardest things I've done, although the more I do the more of a thrillI get out of it.
New Zealand
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes. Before starting the Award I had never been tramping or really exploring the outdoors. Now I am going to study to become a Department of conservation ranger next year and I go tramping every chance I can
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This photo was taken on our first day of completing the Tongariro Alpine circuit in October 2021. We had been walking for what felt like forever and then we looked up and saw this view. Directly below the rainbow in the distance is the Waihohonu Hut, our destination for the day.
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