Over 12 years ago I reached the 4,562m summit of Mount Meru in Tanzania. The feeling of standing on that peak will never leave me, it was a defining moment. I had never climbed a mountain before. Growing up in Australia meant the opportunity to climb things was typically restricted to trees and ladders.
I actually didn't think I would become a lover of the mountains like I am today because my first climb was tough. I went with a girlfriend over a three-day break from the school we were working at in East Africa. We didn't have adequate gear and did it on the cheap. In fact, I learned so much from that first climb that I am convinced it shaped the climber that I’ve become today.
Here’s what I learned from my first and most memorable trek:
ANJI HALLEWELL is a Strengths Coach, Trainer and Founder of Hidden Lava.
Anji’s passion is setting people up for success, by connecting them to their virtues and empowering them to transcend. She helps others to find their inner strength to be mentally and emotionally strong in life.
Here she talks about trekking.... You see physical fitness will get you so far, but when you start to tire it becomes a mental game. The sole object of this game is to not give in to your RESISTANCE....
Hazleen Panayiotou, Founder of Amazing Trekkers Club and CEO of TrekkersAsia talks about the 5 reasons why women should trek, explains the differences between hiking, trekking, mountaineering and rock climbing, and introduces the top 5 mountain treks in Asia suitable for beginners.