Climbing Partners

Who is your main climbing partner? An old friend? A new friend? A group of friends? Internet meet ups? Or maybe you’re lucky like me and its your “better half”.

Why do I say lucky?

I don’t always climb better when I’m with Sam (although often I do) , she allows me to be scared and back off if I’m being weak or genuinely tired – so its not about that. She never judges and she always helps me see the positives in failure, and I do the same for her I hope. It is about that.

As a married couple I really do treasure that we can enjoy these adventures together. We get to experience the truly magical elements that the mountains offer together.

On the odd occasion when I climb with my friends two things happen.

Yes, I think I climb harder (and further) with more  bravado to quell my fear but I also start to wish that Sam was here to share it and by then end of the days climbing I’m really missing her. What magic is this !?

Do I think Sam and I will conquer giant peaks together? No.

Do I think we can conquer life by being together on the peaks? Hell yeah!

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