FacebookTwitter
Hatrack River Forum Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Forum » Active Forums » Books, Films, Food and Culture » Getting "Up There"

   
Author Topic: Getting "Up There"
RunningBear
Member
Member # 8477

 - posted      Profile for RunningBear           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yep, I got really high today.

at firefighting drill I finally got to climb the truck aerial ladder, and man oh man was it way up there. I am a wee bit scared of heights (terrified) and it was an amazing experience.


Just wondering, about all your other experiences that may compare, like skydiving or whatever.

Posts: 883 | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
MightyCow
Member
Member # 9253

 - posted      Profile for MightyCow           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I love indoor rock climbing, but sometimes, when I'm at the very top of the wall, it's pretty freaky how high up you are. Lots of fun though!
Posts: 3950 | Registered: Mar 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Jhai
Member
Member # 5633

 - posted      Profile for Jhai   Email Jhai         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I used to work as an instructor on a ropes course. Despite knowing how safe everything was - after all, I'd set up the course - it was always a little frightening attempting the more difficult ones.

We had what was essentially a telephone pole which you could climb. When you got near the top, you'd reach the last, most difficult step: getting to a standing position on the top of the pole by basically jumping from the rungs and hoping you landed properly. It was super wobbly. Then, if you wanted, you'd do a free jump and hope you could reach the trapeze. Being rather short, I never had a chance at doing more than brushing it with my fingertips before falling, but it was fun trying.

Posts: 2409 | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Noemon
Member
Member # 1115

 - posted      Profile for Noemon   Email Noemon         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That sounds like an enormous amount of fun, Jhai. I'd love to try that.
Posts: 16059 | Registered: Aug 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
brojack17
Member
Member # 9189

 - posted      Profile for brojack17   Email brojack17         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I went sky diving when I was 18 that was very exciting. I rappelled quite a bit in boy scouts that was also exciting.
Posts: 1766 | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lyrhawn
Member
Member # 7039

 - posted      Profile for Lyrhawn   Email Lyrhawn         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I remember doing a high ropes course in boy scouts that was a blast. Chances are I would not have tried something if I thought I might have fallen, even with the safety harness.

When you consider male physiology, and how that harness works, it just didn't seem worth it to me.

Posts: 21897 | Registered: Nov 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tara
Member
Member # 10030

 - posted      Profile for Tara   Email Tara         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:


When you consider male physiology, and how that harness works, it just didn't seem worth it to me.

No....
We have a ropes course at my school, and the middle school boys always groan and clutch their balls after they fall, like it makes them more manly or something. But all my male friends have assured me that it does not, in fact, hurt.

Posts: 930 | Registered: Dec 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
The Pixiest
Member
Member # 1863

 - posted      Profile for The Pixiest   Email The Pixiest         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Skydiving was not scarey because everything was so far away that it was "unreal"... And even as I got closer to the ground for things to become real, it was gradual enough so as not to be shocking or frightening.

So even though I'm terrified of heights, skydiving was a breeze.

(that said, I don't plan on doing it again. It was loud and cold and messed up my hair and, frankly, I find rollercoasters more thrilling)

Posts: 7085 | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
aiua
Member
Member # 7825

 - posted      Profile for aiua   Email aiua         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I highly doubt that this counts as heights or danger but I get a thrill out of riding on the front of a speed boat. I feel like I'm flying, though the water splashing into my face doesn't exactly add to that delusion.
Posts: 1215 | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2