Using Outdoor Survival As A Rite Of Passage
I love reading Ed Latimore.
He’s a former boxer, recovering addict, and an entertaining Twitter follow.
In his latest email newsletter, he talked about how we no longer have rites of passage.
My favorite paragraph was this:
“The best rites of passage are those that force you confront your fear of being harmed but you can’t escape from them without facing it and moving past it.”
It reminds me of a recent rite of passage.
I was on a 2-foot wide ledge on the Mule’s Ear trail at Big Bend National Park. If you sneezed, you would fall to your death.
I even had a panic attack.
But I made it down the mountain, and the next day, I made it back up the mountain, even though at one time I had to bear crawl because I thought I would fall backward.
Before the trip, I was full of constant anxiety.
After that trip, I rarely feel anxiety.
I created a 5-day survival challenge that will allow you to push your skills and prepare for an outdoor adventure that you can use for your own rite of passage.
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I once backpacked 100 miles in 90 days. After 25 years in IT, I wanted more adventure in my life. I want to inspire you to add more adventure too.
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