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"Where we go one, we go all"
Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd 2010 - 8:38 AM by Christina McFaul

There is something extraordinary about achieving something that you previously thought to be impossible. You are left with a feeling of accomplishment and empowerment that you can do anything you set your mind to ~

Saturday, July 17th 2010 at 3:30 a group of us met at Skiers Bridge in Snowbird, Utah with one common goal; to summit the hidden peaks at 11,000 ft in time to see the sunrise over the next mountain range. Thirty people from all different backgrounds and experience levels came together as one team. Where one was weak, another provided strength. When one didn't think he had the strength to go any further, another encouraged him that he could. Even if it meant more breaks in order for the entire group to get up the mountain together, that is what we did. There were even some guys pushing their teammates up the mountain in the difficult parts. And did I mention it was pitch dark with only a sliver of moon and we had about 5 flashlights for 30 people.

Amazingly, there is no doubt in my mind that the determining factor that got us all up that mountain was leadership and teamwork. We had one coordinating leader who was later described as, "An outdoors Richard Simmons." He did a great job of pacing the group and navigating the trails. He led us all to the top and then got us safely down the mountain and on time for breakfast. (Best breakfast I have ever had by the way!) One person was kind enough to light the way the entire length of the ascent for me. It just amazed me to see everyone put competition and ego aside to help one another get to the top. Just goes to show that we can achieve so much more together than we can alone. And this would not be complete without a shout out to Team Horizon, Team Aspen and Mike Greenberg for making this all possible. Thanks guys for an unforgettable journey and leadership skills to make what seems impossible at first glance, possible.

Cheers to my highest summit yet and definitely not the last.

See you at the Top. ^


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