Kiss The Fiddler

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ropes

Today, the fire department went to Missoula and conquered the Ropes Course!

I've been looking forward to this for several weeks. I've been psyching myself up for it. I can do it. I can do it. I can do it. And I did it! I am proud. Exhausted but proud.

Here we are doing "trust falls". JJ is catching Kevin and I am catching Bruce.

All lined up listening to the instructors.

I am holding on to the ropes for balance while I walk across a cable suspended about a foot from the ground. Bruce is spotting me here.

Group hug!

We wore helmets and climbing harnesses for the high ropes.

Yup, that's me all the way up there! I climbed up! What a blast!

Thomas Pratt

Getting clipped in.

Climbing the pole to one of the high elements. This pole climbing completely wore my arms out and took my breath away.

Ok, made it!

Now I gotta walk across a cable suspended high above the ground while holding to this rope for balance.


Taking a climbing break. I'm nearly up to the bridge. I hung out here for a few minutes to catch my breath and let my arms rest. It was a great view!

Yay! I made it all the way up to the bridge! Now to try to cross it.

Which I did!

It was a blast!

Here's a picture of the Brothers Wick.

I had more fun today than I've had in a long time. I worked very hard and I'm quite proud of myself.

HBK

3 comments:

montanasnowbaby said...

That looks like FUN!!! And what an accomplishment. I would feel very proud,too, cause I am quite sure I would have peed myself if I did what you did!

Heidi said...

Lara,
It was a blast! And really scary! Some parts of it were literally mind over matter for me. I had to will my body to move. I had to trust the people on the other end of my rope. It was a good experience for me. As a firefighter, we MUST trust each other. We are sometimes in situations where our very lives depend on our fellow firefighter. It's good to practice trusting them in a fun situation as well. I felt respected and encouraged. It was easy to be proud. I work with such a great bunch of guys.

If you ever have the chance to do a ropes course, do it. You'll be afraid but it will SO be worth it.

Heidi

Larkin Kavanaugh said...

i wanna do that it looks like a blast! and hard too! you rock heidi!