I came home this afternoon from hiking Mount Humphreys with my daughter. I cleaned myself up then sat down to watch the season finale of ALONE on the History Channel.
Congratulations to Alan Kay. He was the last man standing, literally, after 56 days in the British Columbian wilderness. I thought he handled himself with class and a sense of humor throughout the series. And he didn’t cry. I am impressed.
For outlasting 9 other men he collected a check for $500,000. What’s he going to do with the money? He said he was going to help his father with retirement, get his son an operation to correct blindness in one eye, and put whatever is left towards paying off his house.
I found many of the things Alan said funny and insightful but my favorites were reflections he made after home. He said we take a lot for granted, that the human spirit is amazing, that there is nothing like some time in the woods to put life into perspective, and you got to get quiet. I agree.
Well done Mr. Kay.