Never ever look down  

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F
6527 posts
5/25/2006 1:16 am

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5/26/2006 8:19 am

Never ever look down

I looked at the rock wall and followed the colourful ropes all the way to the top. 30m high.

"MMMMMM...How hard can this really be?" I thought in an attempt to surpress my fear of heights with mindless positivity.

I harnessed up, made sure the others had my ropes properly belayed, and found my first footing.

"It's like climbing a ladder" shouted Moyo, the Jamaican instructor. "Easy, you see" {Insert Jamaican accent here}.

Up I went, one foothold after another.
You can do it, mum! yelled little espresso

"Good job I don't bit my nails", I thought as the rocks ripped my nails to shit.

Up I went some more, focussing entirely on the rock face in front of me.

"This is actually fun", I thought with some considerable surprise.

"You're doing really well, Coffee. A natural!" {Insert Jamaican accent here, too}

Up, up and up I went, skimming up those rocks like a... well, like a rock skimming thing. My English vocabulary is failing here.

"Now you just need to touch the plaque and you can come back down" {And here}

I touched the plaque and then prepared to descend.

But I made a mistake...big mistake even. I looked down.

Trust me on this one...Never, EVER look down.

Liefs C

MysteryDreamer 57F

5/25/2006 2:51 am

You are very brave!!!!!!! What happened when you looked down? Did they have to rescue you or did you finally make it down or your own?


meluvoilerbitch 46M

5/25/2006 7:53 am

No sugar tonight for you missy!!

Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
5/25/2006 9:21 am

You have to look to down! it makes the adrenline rush even more intense!

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
5/25/2006 11:49 am

Still it was daring! Always look up!!!

rm_2sendyouover 60M

5/25/2006 2:00 pm

Ahhhhh - I love that you loved the rush of climbing - vertical yoga in a way - climb on!

dutchpete 54M
563 posts
5/25/2006 2:05 pm

Trying to be Spiderwoman ?

digdug41 49M

5/25/2006 3:33 pm

"Good job I don't bit my nails", I thought as the rocks ripped my nails to shit

well at least ya made it back down CnC

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rm_KoffieRoom 57M
134 posts
5/25/2006 4:19 pm

I have a voucher for a parachute jump. But it is supposed to be ok. If I turn out to be afraid of heights I have been told not to worry as the height reduces very very quickly as soon as you jump.

Reassured? Not sure!

wildoats19622 54M
3483 posts
5/26/2006 12:00 am

I don't look down. I'll have a heart attack and die. Speaking of death and dying, did you realize that if you die high up in the air, like an airplane breaking up, You'll hit the ground naked. The wind will pull your clothes off. That's just one more reason I don't want to fly.


Crosswords increase your vocabulary. Cross words increase your blood pressure.

whiskEynowater 54M
204 posts
5/26/2006 3:06 am

I must say look very fetching in thos shorts....

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