This trip is by far one of the hardest things I've done. However, an amazing experience that I will never ever forget! The friends you make become like family and become your support group.
When you think you're gonna quit there is your new found family encouraging you and inspiring you to push just a little bit more. By the end of it you feel as if there is truly nothing you can't do. The guides are there ever step of the way at every break spot to encourage you too. Their ability to communicate and make you feel like you are truly part of a larger force is really helpful.
I came here with two friends that I already considered brothers and left with much more than that. In conclusion, I strengthened two friendships, created many more, learned a lot about my culture, and gained a new meaning for pain, hard work, perseverance, the feeling of accomplishment, and kicking ass.