On Wednesday morning, I was going
climbing with group 6 and I was really
looking forward to it because I had only ever
climbed on a real rock once. I had never
climbed up then abseiled before.
This is some of the equipment we used and
some we didn't: a seat harness, an expansion
piton, a piton, chalk, a tubular ice screw, A
carabiner, a descender, a locking carabiner, a
rope, a helmet and boots.
This is only half of what the professionals
When we were walking to the practice wall I
saw about three red squirrels which is the
most I have ever seen. Then when we were
about to get there I was given the job of
taking the descenders.
When we got in, the walls looked really easy
which they were and when we got to the
abseiling practice it was pretty easy as well.
All you had to do was check your harness
was tight then you descended.
When we were walking to the big rock I got
really scared because I saw a lump of trees
and mud that looked like the evil green
man. At the wall, it looked really high and
I thought I couldn't do it because I was
scared but I overcame that fear and then I
went straight ahead and did it. I was 2nd in
line and when I got to the bottom and
looked up it was a lot smaller than it looked
from at the top.
When I got to the bottom, I had some juice
and with the cups we balanced them on a
tree and threw rocks at them. Matthew was
getting annoyed with me and Stephen because
we were chucking lots of stones in lumps of
gravel at the cups and hitting most of them
down and then Matthew would pick them up
and me and Stephen would just keep on
Walking back to the centre, I learnt how to
fire a reed and I fired up the river and saw
it come back down like a game of poo
Then when we got back to Benmore, it was
cake o, clock - everyone liked cake o, clock.
Afterwards we had free time and we went
outside and played catch in the dark with
At night, our night time activity was Cluedo
and my team lost because we could hardly
find any of them but that was pretty funny
because some people put them up their shirt.
After that we went to the tuck shop and then
we went to our dorms.