New Year, New Goals | Supported By Tiso
A new year means it’s time to set new goals. You have already seen what our Tiso staff have their sights set on achieving in 2020, but to round off January we wanted to share with you what the individuals who are supported by Tiso have in mind. 2020 is a year for even bigger goals and adventures. Start the new decade the right way and take some inspiration from the men and woman that inspire us daily. That is after all why we continue to support them.
This year I’m looking forward to completing an additional qualification I’m doing as part of my current role as a nurse. Out of work, I’ll be organising more group events for my walking community and working on my own knowledge and skills. Hopefully I can aim towards a Mountain Leader training course. Who knows I may also end up adventuring overseas again this year...
I’m heading to Alaska in March to try and climb a new route, with Tom Livingstone. I’m going to make sure I do long days out climbing and skiing over the next few months so I’m fit for the inevitable hardships it will involve.
My goal for 2020 is to achieve my Mountain Leader award, so I will be slowly accumulating skills towards this. Resolution wise I want to accrue 40 "Quality Mountain Days" in my log book over the course of the year. I also have booked my Wilderness First Aid award and Gold Navigation in the coming months. My hope is that by the end of the year I'll be confident moving through the mountains in all weathers and conditions!
I want to make plans to walk the Scottish National Trail, a 864-kilometre long-distance trail between the Scottish Borders and Cape Wrath in the far north of the Highlands. Taking on such a challenge by foot and documenting each moment along the way will allow me to achieve another goal of mine, which is to encourage and inspire others to get outdoors.
What an exciting new year and new decade too! I'm looking forward to increasing my support of The Polar Academy as it goes from strength to strength. From becoming a BASI Nordic ski instructor, to undertaking a winter solo Hardangervidda crossing in Norway, I'm continuing to build my own skills base to support the inspirational young adults of The Polar Academy as they train for and undertake a 100 km ski expedition in eastern Greenland this April.
In 2020 I want to try and give more of my time to causes I care about outside work. Run a few longer hill races this year (I didn’t manage to do any big races last year). Keep myself creatively challenged by making time for some personal photography projects!
My goals for 2020 include starting trail and ultra running as I’ll hopefully be completing the Cape Wrath Ultra in May.
I want to learn to climb outdoors and I hope to keep pushing myself and taking on more challenges, proving that almost anything is possible with the right mindset!
Tristan Cameron Harper
Hike 50 Munros, climb 2-5 or more 4000m peaks in the French Alps and complete the the Ring of Steall Skyrace 29km - finishing top 50.
I hope to hike the Altai Mountain range in Mongolia and learn from the local Nomads. Take an expedition trip in Nepal and run the Serra De Tramuntana Mountain range Mallorca. I'd also like to ice climb an ice cave in Iceland and do more wild swimming in Scottish lochs.