I'll be routinely blogging, vlogging, and otherwise talking about my preparations. Primarily, I'll be doing so to allow contributors to follow my progress.
I'll also be doing so because I hope that the transparency throughout the process encourages someone to try something that sounds crazy, impossible, or any combination of the two. The Haute Route sounds crazy...it is crazy. Perhaps a new level of crazy for me. But I firmly believe in tackling something that sounds impossible on a routine basis.
There will be challenges throughout. There will be times where I don't think I can do it. And I want to be transparent throughout that process.
Maybe doing so helps someone in some way.
Maybe it encourages someone to do something impossible.
I'm a proud Big Brother, and despite my Little wishing that I wouldn't run so much, a proud endurance athlete. I started my endurance career by signing up for a marathon when I couldn't even complete a 10k, and I started my Big Brother career by volunteering when I wasn't sure I even could offer a youth much. Both processes have showed me that stepping outside of your comfort zone serves as the best method of improving yourself.