Mountain Walkers: A different breed of person

Hey everyone,

So it’s been a while again but I have been jetting off to the sunny island of Tenerife for a family holiday so now I have a lot to talk about but I still need to finish my adventures around North Wales just before I left university.

The only thing I have left to talk about from Wales (which is a strange thing to say after 4 years of living there) is my trip to Snowdonia National Park. It took me 4 years to go to see the beautiful mountains that surround Bangor and North Wales but I did actually do it! I went with my friends Luke and Graham and we attempted to climb Snowdon via its easiest route.

I am ashamed to say that I found it more challenging than I should have but in one way it just spurred me to continue exercising once I got home. It was clear that Graham could have easily have climbed the mountain twice before Luke and myself had even reached the summit but he was a good friend and he waited for us whenever we found ourselves struggling to go any further. There was one especially low point when a guy with a baby on his back overtook us on one of the steepest parts of the climb.

Whilst walking up the track I noticed that everyone was being really friendly and saying “hello” or smiling and just being genuinely nice. It was a strange change from the way that people normally go about their daily business and act as if no one else is around. Although it did come as a shock to the three of us as we didn’t expect such a change in behaviour. But it did make me think about the way that we perceive other people to be and how we just assume a lot about people.

You would have thought that after having been on a year abroad and take in another culture that you’d start to temper your assumptions about people but I suppose some habits are harder to break than others. It does, however, mean that I will be trying harder in the future to not make too rash of a decision about someone before I have actually met them and gotten to know them properly.

After that insight into the way I think, I shall leave it here and hopefully my next post won’t take too long to be written. If you do wish to get in touch with me there are links to my social media at the top of the page.

Hasta la fuego

Lauren 🙂

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