I pick a spot on a map that looks difficult to reach and I get there! A challenge I set myself and one that i always achieve, no matter the distance, no matter the terrain. Muscles are made to burn, will power made to be tested. Knowing others would struggle along the journey is fuel enough. Mental strength is not measurable but it is impossible to deny my own. I seek out new adventure and I relish in the natural reward. It is true that hard work makes the output better. It is also true that looking good can add utility to the journey. Technical features are key, in both material and convenience. Rip stop materials, water proof headphones and waxed polyesters. Clothing is not just a layer of cloth, it is my protective shell and as everyone is returning to the cities, my desire to get out and back to nature is stronger than ever before.