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I have found something that interests me

Postby graphicassy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:20 am

Hi All,

I have recently found a new interest in Mountain Walking, but none of my other friends are interested in it and I just wondered would it be bad of me to go ahead and pursue this interest, as I have found myself to be in a bit of a rut lately and I actually do love this kind of activity but never actually did something about it, but now I have, is it wrong of me to do this? Its great exercise and I get to see some nice surroundings and also it would be great to get out and about and socialise with people as well, even maybe some day go further afield for some walks abroad which I would love. It also gives me something to do with my weekends and I know it is nice to see my friends obviously for the odd drink and get together now and again, but I just wondered what other peoples points of view were on this, if you could get back to me that would be great.

Thanks for listening.
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Re: I have found something that interests me

Postby Bel Bel » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:34 am

Are there any local clubs you can join?
I think it's a great idea but obviously doing it on your own could put you at risk i.e if you got injured and were alone. Perhaps you could read up on safety tips for this kind of activity. Having a flare, small first aid supplies etc
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Re: I have found something that interests me

Postby graphicassy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:59 am

Oh yea there is a club I am already a member of and have put my name forward and I have put my name down for a course to do first aid and learn the basics etc. Its a one day course! So i have already all of that sorted out thankfully. I would never attempt something like that on my own. But I just feel really good about this and am looking forward to it. It will be challenging meeting new friends and that, but after the first walk I think it will be well worthwhile! Thanks for replying!
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Re: I have found something that interests me

Postby Ticktock » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:00 pm

No harm in broadening your social pool, and certainly some of the most spectacular places on this crowded planet are up a mountain path. I've walked up a few and almost fallen off one but wouldn't have missed it for the world.

There is no rule that says friendship is doing the same things as your friends, and having something of your own makes you a more interesting person I always think.

Enjoy the mountain leader first aid training, and by next year you should have a few adventures to tell everyone about...
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Re: I have found something that interests me

Postby junketjunkie » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:00 am

Yes, go right ahead and pursue - it makes you happy. Your friends will support you and be glad you've found something you enjoy. You can share your stories with them and you never know, you might ignite an interest within one of them to join you.

As the other folks have said, make sure you're fully equipped and knowledgeable of the terrain and environment before leaping up that mountain! :)
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