What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced on any adventure?

Mick Fowler – An award-winning British mountaineer and author
Mick Fowler
Keeping going when we had to cross a col to return to base camp after descending from Changabang in 1997. Brendan Murphy had died and we were so tired that we abandoned all non-essential equipment to give us the best possible chance. If we hadn’t made it there may well have been a bad outcome.

Sam Hamer – Ambitious Rock Climber
Dodging the bad weather to make a successful ascent of The Lotus Flower town in Canada

The Lotus Flower

Molly Thompson Smith – Climber and youngest member of the Berghaus team
Being a competition climber, the challenges I face are usually not having shorts when it’s really hot, or bringing two left climbing shoes to a competition (yes, I’ve done that before!). But possibly the most annoying set back I’ve faced was learning that our luggage hadn’t made it to New Caledonia (Off the East of Australia) with us, and could possibly not arrive in time for the World Youth Championships we’d travelled all that way to compete in! I was a little stressed as I’d made the rookie error of not putting my comp vest or climbing shoes in my hand luggage!

Steve Birkinshaw – Veteran Mountain Runner
Carrying on when completing the Wainwrights when I was completed exhausted. I had big open blisters and tendonitis, I could barely stay awake. Eating food was painful and every step agony.
Berghaus Athlete Steve Birkinshaw competing in the 2012 dragons back race