There are moments in your life when you think, “What am I doing here?” My wife and I had that thought half way up to a place called “The Saddle” on our way to St Mary’s Peak in the Flinders Ranges. On the way up, there were a few “don’t look down” moments.
The walk had gone from a strenuous hike, to a scramble over rocks, through to white knuckle clasps on protruding rocks, while inching ones way along a ledge. My wife later told me that she should have taken more notice of the rock climbing instructors when she took her girls’ group to the rock climbing centre. When we finally got to the Saddle the views were spectacular. It was worth the angst.
To be perfectly honest, we took this route because it was half the distance of the other route. We thought we would save ourselves 7 kms.
We took the longer route back. It didn’t take us much longer but it was a lot safer!
There are so many lessons in this story. I’ll let you work them out for yourselves.
P.S. I wish I had a photo of us half way up because I don’t think our children will believe us!
I warned you! Was worth it though.