Sunday, March 24, 2013

Proud of Miss 11

Yesterday Miss 11 went abseiling!  She tried it at Jamboree earlier this year but it didn't go so well so I suggested that she goes on a proper course and gives it another try.

She was a bit nervous but agreed and we signed up with Adventure Out for a 1/2 day (well 7am to 2pm) course for yesterday.

The course was run out at Boya Quarry and it was a perfect day weather-wise for it.  It was initially quite cold at the quarry but then warmed up nicely when the sun finally hit.  There were 9 other people on the course and two (fantastic) instructors.

Miss 11 was still a bit nervous but put it behind her (and with the support of her "partner") did the first cliff face (about 20m?) three times.

They had also set up a climbing area and she went about 15m up the climb before deciding that that was far enough.

Then she did the second cliff - which was an overhang - once.  After some lunch they all attempted the "BIG" one - 58 metres.

She did enjoy it, but only wanted to do it once.

However, she does want to go back and do the climbing course they run and also do the abseiling one again!


Paxford said...

Such a brave achievement! Wonderfully done Miss 11! :)


Old NFO said...

Good for her! And how are your nerves doing??? :-)

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by guys.

Jim - I was fine. The instructors really knew what they were doing and safety was really spot on.

Old NFO said...

LOL, that's great! Trust in the instructors always helps!!!

Julie said...

Oh and one of the instructors wants to come to the range .. he's been thinking about taking up pistol shooting for awhile but didn't know where to go :)