I have a grand plan. The next time I’m back in Vancouver, I’m going to take my brother-in-law up on his offer to take to me mountaineering 🙂 He had plans the last time I was back. Considering I had never done it before I thought it best to reschedule for my next visit.
Meanwhile, I reckon I should start training. I mean it’s like a marathon, right? You want to respect the mountain you wanna conquer. So I thought I should, at the very least, be trying to climb a man made wall first … and last Saturday, I finally made it out to Singapore’s tallest indoor wall.
I have to admit, when I got there and stood at the foot of the wall, I started to get nervous :p Nope, I’m not usually one to be afraid of heights but I think everyone isn’t too thrilled about falling from a height they can’t technically jump from. So when I got to the top, I was actually surprise at how high up it was and how comfortable I felt peering down.
But alas … I only managed that one time. That first climb, like most other virgin experiences, took much out of me. My arms, my back and my fingers tried another couple of time but never made it past the half way mark.
Here’s the thing I realise about rock climbing. It’s all mind over matter for me. The first time, I didn’t think, I just went with my instinct and did it. After that, I was thinking what was a better place to put my hand, where to place my feet, keep my body close to the wall. It was a lot harder than I gave it credit. That said, I’m ready to give it another go. My back hasn’t felt like it has been worked out till now 🙂
Wish me luck and I’ll keep everyone updated with my progress!!