"TODAY'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE YESTERDAYS IMPOSSIBILITIES"
This quote really sits home for me when we talk about Mount Wellington. I grew up in a house that overlooked the Derwent River with a spectacular view of this monstrous mountain. In terms of size the mountain is not monstrous compared to the likes of other mountains in Australia, but it certainly looks like it in Hobart, and when you are trying to get your head around attempting to run this monstrosity then the quote above seems quite fitting.
For 19 years this Mountain was at the backdrop of my existence, it was always there, I could see it from my bedroom window, from the lounge, from our backyard, from the classrooms in which I sat and from most places you go in Hobart Mount Wellington forms the backdrop. I never imagined that one day I would attempt to run up it and complete a seemingly impossible challenge. To me this Mountain is a representation of all obstacles I have faced and yet to face. So I decided to enter in the 20th anniversary Point to Pinnacle event, 21k from sea level straight up to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington with an incline of 1270 meters. For the last 20 years thousands of competitors have entered the event and conquered the seemingly impossible, including my great uncle Chris. My uncle Chris is unwell at the moment and fighting a battle of his own, he has competed in this event numerous times starting in his 60's, he was the source of my inspiration, if he can do it, so can I was my attitude.