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What’s your motivation for getting out there?

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Personal motivations for climbing big mountains are vastly different.

When thinking about a bigger project or a long-held dream, discovering and defining your motivations helps to be clearer about your ambitions and it will stimulate your training.
It helps generate momentum and get your project off the ground.

 

Think about this –

What excites you about the prospect of climbing this, and not another mountain?
What do you want to get out of it?

 

Most people function best, especially in a training environment, when they have something to think about and work towards.

So what’s involved in training and preparing for a big peak and taking your first steps to 7,000m?

Here is what we’ve been working towards over the last year:

 

Setting Sights on Annapurna II
Jamie: “After Ama Dablam, 6,812m which I climbed in October 2013, I have wanted to climb above 7,500m and ultimately my goal is to climb above 8,000m. I want a soul refresh and to get away from work and running the business. I want to push myself to tears, get out of my comfort zone and experience the euphoria, create some lifelong memories. Ama Dablam is a key lifetime achievement every time I look at the photo in my lounge.”

We are now into our final preparations for our expedition to the Annapurna range, Nepal. Annapurna has several summits along its ridge and Jamie Annetts, our director and lead guide, is heading off to tackle two of its peaks, Annapurna II and IV.

Annapurna II has only been summited by five groups (15 people) in the 56 years since Cumbrian mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington made the first ascent of the peak back in May 1960.

We’re excited about this expedition, but we also know how much went into the preparations for it. We’re here to help you get on the right track to achieve your high-altitude climbing goals.

 

Tell us where you want to go and what you want to get out of it. Which mountain do you want to tackle? What are the routes you’d like to climb? Getting it down on paper makes your goal feel more real and will help you tackle what’s often a complicated decision, involving many personal factors and motivations. You can also trace how your motivations may change over time.

 

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