Julie and I visited the Adventure Show in London last weekend. The show was not that exciting. It was rather like a show for adventure travel agents and was not what I was expecting. I think I was expecting lots of interesting talks, many gear stalls with lots of new and exciting adventure gadgets to explore. The only gadget I saw was a filter water bottle for sale and we had a go on a virtual reality tour. Anyway, apart from that, when we were camped out in a very boring talk about “packing your kit”, the lady mentioned a film that I had not seen for ages called Wild. On Sunday, I downloaded the film and watched it as a reward for completing the housework!
A truly inspirational story that was built on a true story. Her bravery and honesty will touch you deep into your soul. It's not just a story about an inexperienced hiker, it is the story about why she ended up walking the PCT in the first place. It's about the loss of a loved one, and her pure determination to do something so drastic as to walk 1000 miles across desert, snow, forest etc to change her life for the better. I did chuckle at the size of her pack (which was nicknamed Monster). It showed how she coped with being filthy, hungry and lonely.
It's a true story of courage, and if that is your sort of thing then you will love it as well.