“On the mountain you’re at the mercy of many things, whatever God chooses to throw at you. All the skill and preparation in the world can go out the window if the weather closes in or your body can’t cope with the pressures that high altitude brings.” says mountain climbing Pearl Going of Northland New Zealand who aims to set the Seven Summit Record.
Pearl Going, 26, reached the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, in November and later this month heads to Argentina for an attempt on South America’s highest peak, the 6962m Aconcagua. She expects to reach the summit around February 12. For the interview with Peter de Graaf, read it here.
Good on ya Ms. Going! Rock it Up!!! :)
Can Pearl make world history and set the record. Yep… I’m SURE SHE CAN! Karawhiua!!
[Photo caption - HIGH FLYER: Pearl Going atop Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, with Guy Cotter and his partner, Suze Kelly].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Aisa-Pacific. 12.1.11~
I like this guy because after a career in banking, working at the Aussie owned BNZ bank, Jordan began to pursue a calling for other young people as a leader.
He works as a youth communicator going into high schools and motivating youth with an uplifting and inspiring message of hope. He’s like his grandad, in that regard.
If you’ve ever looked a teen in the eye, whose confessed they’ve been having suicidal thoughts, you will know that it is a moment, where you either want to box some common sense into them as to kids reconnecting with the worth and value of their potential in this world (and realizing that), or showing empathy; or… be a listening ear, to then help lift depression off their formative and developing minds. Only hope can awaken kids into their true potential. It’s a battle and often a nation’s highest calling to further the potential of its young people in communities and the world.
For this reason too, Jordan Samuel is one heck of a Kiwi community leader.
He knows no fear in making a difference for kids, for the good of the country he calls home, (for now).
He’s one of my heroes. He has great faith and he is so talented! We need to see more young people like Jordan rise to the fore and lead their generation.
No matter who we may think we are, or whatever we do, we must remember that it’s their world we all serve, after all. Rock on Jordie! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.6.11~