My SEVEN SUMMIT PROJECT JOURNEY
In April 2019 I trekked the Kokoda Track, a difficult trekking route with a huge amount of historical military significance to Australians. I completed the trek in 5 days and with my own 22.5 kg pack, which at the time was pretty heavy for me. It was long days, some days being 15+ hours of steep ascents and descents. The track was extremely steep and slippery and the heat and humidity was unbearable. I struggled and doubted I’d be able finish, by the end I was slipping and falling over my own feet due to complete fatigue and exhaustion. However even though it was ugly I finished. It was the hardest thing I’d ever done. Upon finishing it made me realise something, I had so much more in me than I thought, by the end of day 3 I thought I’d reached my limit however I wasn’t even close. It made me wonder how much more I’d been leaving on the table? What else could I achieve? We are all so much more capable than what we believe. Also along the way I was immersed in the amazing local Papua New Guinean culture, was stopped by jaw dropping views and met some amazing people. The combination of these things made me want to find experiences and challenges that was similar. I wanted experiences where I could continue to push my limits and discover what else I was made of. What else could I achieve with this new perspective on life? That’s when I discovered the concept of climbing the 7 summits. So here the journey began, this would be the ultimate challenge an epic journey and continuation of self discovery and pushing limits. I’d also meet new people and discover new cultures.