Guardian Girl

Task #1: Mountainfest

Posted in Adventure by guardiangirl on October 27, 2009

Hmmm. Not a particularly strong start for Independent Woman. The first task this week is to book tickets for The Kendal Mountain Festival in November. My bestgal Liv is taking me to Antwerp that weekend for my 30th treat (I am being truly spoiled from all angles here) so tragically I’ll be too busy funning around Belgium to spend those four days conversating about trangias with bearded retired couples in Berghaus outerwear. It didn’t seem right to begin the Independent Woman phase of the project on such a low ebb, particularly with the task involving high peaks, so photographer Cari and I made it today’s mission to go on an outward bound trip around the vicinity of our offices here in London.

See if you can spot which pictures are of speakers and activities on offer at the thrill-packed Kendal Mountain Festival – these are people who risk their very lives in the pursuit of pushing humankind’s physical and psychological limits – and which were taken during my trip around the office – this is a person who thinks she deserves a medal for having vaguely worked out how to budget money at the age of 30.

Marks out of 10: 1

I’m giving myself one point for actually going somewhere on the weekend in question. I would also like to award two honorary points to Cari for being such a good (extreme) sport.

For the remainder of the week I expect far more success, what with the tasks actually being possible to complete. The Halloween extravaganza is especially exciting.