Climbing Everest Base Camp involved early starts, long days, crazy amounts of exercise and not much sleep… but I loved it! The challenge, the sense of achievement and the friends I made.

So this is why I have set myself a new challenge. Something bigger, scarier, longer and what is going to be darned hard work!

I have applied to be in the RAF Reserves.

Now so far this is just a simple online application and the next step is an information day in April. It is early days but I am determined to put in my all and try my hardest and hope that the Royal Air Force choose me to be a part of their team.

If successful that is where the challenge really begins. Initial training, monthly weekend training, an annual continuous fifteen days training… and that’s just when you are with your squadron. On top of that, I would need to be keeping up my fitness and knowledge throughout the year to make sure I stay on top of my game.

So it is not going to be easy, in fact, the Everest Base Camp trek will seem like a doddle in comparison.

So here is to the next five years of service … I hope! Wish me luck for stage one of recruitment.

If you are interested in joining the RAF Reserves or other reserves you can out more by watching the video below.

This blog has been sponsored, though all thoughts are my own. It was some form of serendipity that a week after applying for the RAF Reserves I was asked to write a paid blog about it.

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