After climbing Aspiring, I have been pretty keen to climb another mountain. When Gavin agreed to try Cook, I was pretty excited. I did pretty minimal training in the 3 weeks leading up to Cook, and nothing in the last week. I didn’t think the climb was going to happen, and if it did I was sure I had enough residual fitness to push through. However Gavi and I skyped the Friday night a few days before the climb was proposed and told me that the climb was on for the next week.