Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rock Climbing Adventures

Hey guys!

So, 2 weekends ago my friend Mary and I decided to do something totally random and exciting...we signed up for an all women's intro rock climbing trip through the Wilderness Program! I had always talked about wanting to go on one of their trips..there are so many cool ones like kayaking and ice climbing..but since the rock climbing opportunity presented itself, we decided to go for it!

If you're a current student, I strongly recommend signing up for rock climbing or one of the other trips, it was awesome to get off campus and do something spontaneous and out of the ordinary for an entire day! We left at 8am for Bolton Valley after grabbing some food in Alliot, and our awesome student leaders Betsy and Kat were joined by Andrea from Petra Cliffs...and let me just say, they were amazing!

I managed to get a ways up on most climbs, but it was fun even if I didn't make it to the top! After climbing, we did some rappelling...which was definitely my favorite part of the day. Dangling over the side of a cliff and then lowering yourself down? Love it!

Here are a few pictures from the day, thanks to the Wilderness Program blog!!

lunch break!

the group!

getting ready to rappel!

mid-climb. I'm on the right!

After trying out rock climbing, I'm definitely interested to see what else I can tackle. Ice climbing perhaps? 


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