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Mike Horn

Borneo Selection Camp: Day 10

Rodrigo Neves Steinman, 16, Brazil

After five hours of sleeping in the tents that we had to put up, the alarm rang and it was time to wake up. The raid was about to continue. We put down our tents, swallowed the breakfast and pumped up the boats. We were all exhausted, but we needed to move on and finish the raid. Between the map work, the rest, and the motivation screams , we paddled our kayaks , carried them uphill and moved on with our itinerary. After about 2 or 3 hours, we arrived at the lake, where the next group task took place. We had to make our own boats with some rope, wood and barrels, and then paddle until the other side of the lake. This was a difficult task that could only be done with the whole team.

The raid continued and we took more than 2 hours to complete it. The last check point was the hotel, but before that we had to climb a huge mountain, and I must say that I was reaching my limits. We learned that every member of the team is essential and always have something to add, something to share. Without the teamwork, none of us would have done this to the end.

An amazing but exhausting experience that I will never forget.

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