One of the unique things the Britt Foundation does so well is the fostering of relationships through high adventure. It is through the overcoming of physical challenges that brotherhood, trust, and camaraderie are developed.
I recently benefited from this during a weekend of rock climbing and hiking one of Colorado’s highest peaks with a mentor. Engagement on that level is a powerful medium for conversation. I am not generally someone who will sit down just to talk; however, it was through being taught rope and climbing skills by a friend and by my mentor that the discussions came easily. On the mountain we started a conversation that continued off and on throughout the day and late into the night, sitting on the floor. I can’t express how meaningful it was to have someone meet me where I was and engage me on my level. It led not only to encouragement, but also being challenged mentally and spiritually. That conversation hasn’t stopped either; we continue to talk as I have more questions, delve into my faith, and push on in life. That weekend brought me renewal and direction; I’m pretty psyched for the future and the adventures to come!