She wished that she had prepared her body better for the weekend trek that would take her to the highest peak she had tackled to date.
Climbing brought her a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that she hadn’t felt in any of her other pursuits.
Acclimating herself to the higher elevation was more difficult than she had anticipated.
Leading the party was an experienced climber who took care of those in his charge, making sure they took time to rest and refuel their bodies.
Enduring the aching in her muscles was part of the price she was willing to pay.
Surveying the scenic grandeur from the summit was more exhilarating than she could have ever imagined.