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Extreme is not exclusive but it does take dedication

Extreme is not exclusive but it does take dedication

I like to go on extreme expeditions in extreme environments. Admittedly the main and initial driving force for going on them in the first place is for purely self-indulgent reasons as I have found what I love and just keep finding ways of continuing doing it. No harm in that, right? Other parts of my life suffer from that passion but compromise is the golden word here. Thankfully there are other elements that come out of it which also give me a kick. They have less selfish reasoning behind it like promoting the can do and self-belief attitude and defying stereotypes as well as highlighting the biggest issue of our time, climate change. All of these make it all the better. I am one of those 'lucky ones' who has found their passion and is able to make it a reality but if you haven't found your passion or you are not doing what you love for whatever reason... Why not? There's a whole world out there for you and you can make it yours!

I really want to drill home to you guys reading that what I do is not exclusive. It takes time, effort and complete dedication but that’s the beauty of it as I enjoy all of that just as much as the expedition. It all goes hand in hand.

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I am not doing this blog for anyone but myself but if it happens to provide some enjoyment/interest to others, that's just a bonus. I am not a writer and the words that I'll write on here will I'm sure, have a lot of errors and could've been written in a more beautiful form. So for that, I apologise.

This is, I suppose, an 'adventure' blog. However, I don't want that to put people off. Yes I will write about some adventurous memories/moments etc but I am trying to draw connections to the real world too and be as honest as I can.

I've always written diaries particularly when I'm out on expeditions. I use them as a place to release and reflect. Reflecting is something we don't put time aside for in the modern Western world. By writing a diary insert at the end of every day, for example, writing about a near death experience a few hours after it happened. This can not only put it in perspective of just how terrible it could've been, but also how lucky you are to have got through it.. You are more likely to learn from this experience.. Let's hope so.

So that is what this is all about. A few memories and thoughts of Lucy.