Rock climbing in Parque Nacional La Guairita for the first time…
All buckled up. I lowered my nerves before sinking into a black hole – the first descent, repelled into a crevasse.
The climb up was a mission shifting my bum, back, knees and using all the power in my legs to keep propelling forward. But eventually, I reached the surface of the earth.
Hmmm… I enjoyed that. Wanna do it again!
Then, I was taken to a wall with great paths that beckoned my grip. The climb looked interesting and challenging at the same time.
I felt like “SpiderMan” slithering my body up the wall with survival depending on my every next move. Ha!
As I approached nearer to the top, my knees started trembling.
SARAH: I’m stuck! Where am I going to put my feet and hands??! I can’t find any grips!!
My shoes ripped. My nerves followed. My knees shook uncontrollably. My stomach tightened as a drop of sweat left my face.
Each and every next move was like playing chess with life.
I had to hang in mid air for a moment to wear off the shakiness before continuing.
The sun beamed in my eyes as I searched for the final few grips. Forming awkward positions, I eventually made it to the top. I dared to turn around and look down at the magnificent view of the city.
SARAH: What a beautiful view! So tranquil.
From there, I was repelled back down to earth. The adrenaline pumped in my body. I wanted to do it again. And again. Somewhere new. Time had run out. I’ll meet another wall, sometime soon.