So last week, we organize a rappelling activity in the office. We were a group of 10 weekend warriors. The location was in Bitbit bridge in Norzagaray Bulacan. A 100-foot bridge (approx. the height of the 10 storey building) along the Angat and Ipo dam reservoir. We hired a rappelling instructor who has 14 years experience in ropes.
Basically, after the provider giving us a short lecture on how to rappel properly, we went to the bridge. The jumper master (that is how they are normally called) anchored the ropes on the bridge and started placing the harness on those who are ready to do the jumping.
The Traditional Rappel
The Aussie Rappel
|View from Below|
Traditional (Walled) Rappel
|Loading up after a fun filled day!|
All in all it was a fun experience. The most difficult part is starting your jump and getting off the platform specially on the 'aussie' style of rappelling. Each jump I can always feel my heart beating fast. I guess I am still human after all.