No, you won’t have an epiphany and find yourself. You’ll die.

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One of the great joys in my life is accepting the weight of a well-packed Bergen on my back and setting off into the wilderness. I’ve hiked the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, the Alps, and the Drakensberg Range, not to mention the Flinders Range down under. More prosaically I’ve tabbed the Fan Dance over the Brecon Beacons.