The Scariest Thing I've Ever Done

July 11, 2014

A few weeks ago my lovely friend Emily invited a group of friends to visit her at her house at the beach. We had a really awesome trip, full of late night giggle sessions, countless episodes of Orange is the New Black, yummy home made lasagna, and of course, the beach! The most memorable experience from our trip, by far, was the day we spent at First Flight Adventure Park. Em had scored us some sweet free tickets, so we gladly harnessed up and hit the ropes.

What is this place, you ask? Only 5 stories of challenging obstacle courses and zip lines that total in 50 feet of pure adrenaline, sweat, fear, and some pretty gnarly bruises. Oh, and it was super fun too. Rachael, Emily, Bridget, Carly and I all started out on the beginner level that they had named the "Tropical Storm." Even being the easiest level, it was quite challenging for most of us. 

That's me crawling through some wobbly tunnel on the "Category 1" level. Emily is on the right, about to get in the boat. Carly and I both HATED that boat. It's like the uncertainty of boarding a regular kayak, only 25 feet in the air. Think about that for a minute. And it only got harder from there.

Bridget was nice enough to snap some pictures for us in-between levels.

  
After finishing the next level, I was super stoked, and we were all really proud of ourselves. I think I can speak for the group when I say we proved to have more strength than we originally thought. It's totally cheesy, but I'm like 1000x more confident in myself after completing this exercise. I wanted to give up numerous times, but there wasn't really a way out. You had to push yourself to the very end. It was a rewarding experience.

Rachael made the obstacle course her b*tch. No joke. That girl was a trailblazer. Or a ninja. Or both.

As you can see, the platforms got tinier as the levels got higher. The smaller the obstacle, the more one would have to rely on their physical strength. I made it to the 2nd from the top (the one with the logs) before I peaced out.

Rachael put us all to shame, however.

Let me put that into perspective for you.

Have you ever done anything like this?
What is the scariest thing you've ever (willingly) done?

6 comments

  1. This place looks great! I did something similar near where I live and I totally understand the confidence thing, I felt so good afterwards!!

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  2. Holy crap!!!!! That looks so awesome, I would LOVE to do that. Congrats that you did it!!!!!

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  3. Oh my goodness, this looks so terrifying! Well done you for going for it and getting so high up. I took part in an aerial assault course similar to this, but indoors, a few years ago and I hated every single second - I was a shaking, sweating, nervous mess, but the sense of achievement after was like nothing else. Like you say, I didn't really have any other option but to keep going and complete it, and I'm so glad of that because I'm still really proud that I did it (still not sure I'd do it again though!).

    x

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  4. This looks amazing! They have something similar in Edinburgh but it's only one layer.
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  5. I had to do something similar to this on a school trip before. I climbed up the ladder and had to get back down. Couldn't do it haha. Good on you for getting so far.!! :O x lashingsofmascaraon.blogspot.ie

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  6. Oh wow, that looks amazing!

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