Conquering the unconquerable

When you go and do something and you fail, it is easy to view it as impossible to achieve. As it were the failure can over take you and remove the drive you once had to achieve your goals. This is some that can be seen many times in the kayaking community, where someone attempts a waterfall or rapid and it doesn’t go to plan. In my opinion people either recover and get straight back on task at accomplishing the goal of successfully running it or never attempt it again and admit defeat. This happened to me last year when I attempted the AberGlaslyn gorge for the first time on a high-medium level, to cut along story short I swam a portion of it…

Now however I have returned to the river and paddled it successfully, this felt awesome to do as I had previously believed I would never paddle it again. But on Friday a few weeks ago I did five head dry laps of it with some good friends. It turned out to be a great day and one of a couple of moments when I have consciously felt myself get better at boating. So heres a little video I made of paddling the AberGlaslyn.

The intrepid first post…

So I think “the time feels right” to start a blog, yet as I sit here pondering what to write in the first post I suddenly feel devoid of opinions, but here goes. Well I’m a 19 year old student who’s currently at university at Aberystwyth Uni. I grew up in a small village in Lancashire, going to the village school before heading off to schools in Yorkshire and Shropshire before making the journey to Wales. I’m half way through my degree in Geography and loving life in the seaside town, with the plethora of  opportunities it provides to those who which to take them. For me personally, I have taken up many outdoor sports such as kayaking, climbing and slacklining and I plan to write about the experiences these provide, along with the difficulties these sports encounter. With trips on the horizon and having recently returned from a trip I feel that I will have plenty to write about in the coming months…

 

Now however its time for bed.