"It Was Life-Changing!" - One Step Higher Participants

  • 15 Dec 2018

One Step Higher is coming to an end tonight (15th Dec) and as the girls are nearing the summit of their last mountain, Mount Kinabalu, this is what they had to say:

Ilavarasi Mohan

The whole journey was a life changing experience and a great platform for learning about outdoor activities. One Step Higher has definitely taught many qualities in developing our outdoor skills which are very beneficial for all our future undertakings especially for people like me who is constantly involved in outdoors and such activities. Definitely, TVs need to show and expand on this kind of shows to educate younger generation as well as the public on this kind of useful and healthy activities. The whole journey with OSH team was pretty amazing as we spend so much time in mountains and nature that it has started to feel like home for me. 

Pavithra Selvakumar

Hiking has not only taught me so many lessons about nature but also about life and myself. Through my everyday interactions with the people around me, the constant decision-making, and the consistent experience of highs and lows. These kinds of TV shows need to expand more in the future as these shows allow viewers to escape into someone else’s shoes, even if it’s just for a brief time. 

Sarasuwathy Rajasegaran

Life is not a bed of roses. Hiking, similar to life, is not a walk in the park by any means. From blisters and bruises to a shortage of water supply, there will always be challenges and setbacks along the way. These things did not only made me stronger, but also help build my character immensely. Sometimes in the tough situations along the trail, I cry silently. But I never display my pain much in front of the members of One Step Higher. I always did my best with a smile and a few words of encouragement words. It fosters positivity as well as give them the willpower to finish the hike. In a world of vague cynics and sourpuss, an infectious positive approach can boost morale and lift up the disheartened spirits of the people around you.

A big shout to Astro and Director JP for telecasting this wonderful show. I did not know what nature had to offer me when I went on that first hike with my friends, but a whole new world opened up to me. I know there are so many people out there could benefit from having the experience telecasted in TV shows. Various types of outdoor activities or sports should be documented and telecasted in order to give more exposure to each activity. This eventually will encourage the younger generations to throw themselves and explore more into those activities. This is one of the ways to motivate them to keep themselves fit and love to nature.

Shamitha Mohan

The journey with One Step Higher was really a great experience for me. It was great working with someone who knows a lot about nature. Hiking kept me present. It makes you feel connected to yourself and to the earth. Once you've been hiking for a bit, the pesky internal monologue fades away and you begin to take notice of your surroundings. Great hiking shows are good. It influences people to get out and try something out of their comfort zone.

Sandhya Moorthy

The One Step Higher journey had been a life-changing event for me. I have been into hiking since a teenager where I just followed the crowd with minimal knowledge and skills. This show had thought me how to do it the right way and that hiking is not just like any leisure activity but it is entirely unique. I was able to just be myself in my simplest form. I learned to slow down and appreciate the journey instead of chasing the summit and I was also able to relate the same with my daily life. The show had boosted my self-confidence, determination and brought an abundance of positivity where I see myself as a much wiser person now.

I see One Step Higher as a great communication medium between the hiking world and public. These shows do not only benefit the participant but it delivers vital information to the viewers as well. I personally had received many messages from people who were interested to give a try to hiking after watching the show. I believe with more shows like this we can empower the new generation by delivering the right knowledge. It always takes time to deliver any message to the public. I see One Step Higher as the first step towards the awareness and it has to be continued till the viewers get the whole idea toward these type of shows. 

Catch the girls touching the peak of Mount Kinabalu tonight in One Step Higher at 8pm only on Astro Vaanavil. Here's a 360 degree video from the Mount Kinabalu peak:


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