Now that the hike is drawing closer, (less than 5 weeks away) I thought I’d try to give you an idea of why I’ve chosen to be uncomfortable, exhausted, hungry and smelly for about six months. It has to be said at the outset that I am a man of home comforts. Frankly, give me my remote control, my sofa, my TV and my wife providing me with endless snacks and I’m pretty much good to go. Why, you may ask, would somebody willingly give that up for 6 months of lonely, hard work and discomfort?
When put in those terms, the answer is not immediately apparent, even to me, but I’d like to share a couple of moments that conspired to put me on, and keep me on, this path. Continue reading Why am I doing this?