When you have a group of women and all they have to worry about is their basic survival needs, you have a very powerful force. Stepping out of your comfort zone and into the wilderness surrounded by other women who are there to encourage you, give help when you need it, and laugh about life, is an amazing experience. Every decision you make as a group can determine your success or failure. You gain a greater respect for the wildlife, the weather, your skills, and just how beautiful and inspiring those mountains are. I'm not going to lie to you. The wilderness can be unforgiving at times, but with proper planning, preparation, and guidance it gives you everything you need to survive and strengthen your soul.