Trail's writers will be the first to admit that we've got a pretty good job, but every so often, it gets even better.
Like last week, for example, when we attended the Mountain Training media briefing at Plas Y Brenin and got a coaching session from pro climber Neil Gresham, were hob-nobbing late into the night with ten-time Everest summiteer Kenton Cool, and then went climbing at the foot of Tryfan with record-breaking Alan Hinkes.
Smug? Us? Well, just a little if we're honest. To the right you'll see some pictures of the event, just to prove it wasn't some crazy dream, although we still have to pinch ourselves occasionally just to make sure.