One of the joys of sifting through possible events to include in the festival has been how each and every one seems to feature someone who has done something incredible, yet most of them seem like just ‘ordinary’ people.
But for every speaker or film we’ve managed to include in the festival, there are a load more who are equally as fascinating. Where someone has created a brand new test of endurance for themselves. There must be a point which some people reach in their lives where they think they need a massive challenge. That they must strive for something so out of their comfort zone in order to bring them contentment.
As you watch these amateur adventurers climbing an ice waterfall or on day 72 of their run across a desert, there’s part of you that thinks ‘rather them than me!’. But then the more films you watch, and the more you read the blogs of some of the adventurers, something begins to stir. And you come away with a massive sense of admiration, fascination and awe at their achievements. But obviously we couldn’t do those things…. or could we? Where’s that atlas?!
Service Manager for DCC