For me the greatest feeling has been sending out the first text message with photos attached. "I did it"
Then the response is, "by yourself?"
And with a tear filled smile I replied, "Yessir..."
One thing that has helped me is taking a hunting magazine with good bucks in it and then sticking a pic of my family to the wall of my tent. Then when you begin to bargain and negotiate with yourself, you can look at that pic of your fam and the magazine. This helps me to set my priorities straight and realize l have one goal and only one way to accomplish it... Man up, stay on the mountain and get the job done. Thats just my 2 cents.