Jock Landale still remembers every part of the year he spent “slugging it out” in the mountains. From the backcountry runs and hikes to early mornings spent cutting up firewood, just so his unit could have showers.
“The simplest way to put it,” he told foxsports.com.au, “is it turned me from a kid into a man.”
Of course, kids will still be kids and there was plenty of time for that too, from slingshot “wars” with the neighbouring units to nighttime firewood raids. But even then there was still a purpose to the fun and games.
“Our firewood was like currency,” Landale explained.
“It was like gold to us up there because if you…