Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Life Or Death? A bit of both sorry...

Abseiling was a VERY difficult task. I stared at the ground trembling in fear. It must have been obvious because the Nicole (The instructor) said “ Little Missy, I think you can go first,” I stared at the ground in disbelief. I had never abseiled in my life! And I certainly did not want to start now. “Come on. Just slip this on and then I’ll get your helmet,” the instructor informed. “Are you okay?” she asked. I stood there for a moment, shaking like a chihuahua. “Yeah. F-f-fine thanks.” I stammered.

My hands gripped around the metal bars tightly. I couldn’t feel my legs. Which was a very bad coincidince. You see, doing something I’ve never done before, then having to climb 15 metres high, and THEN getting stuck because the other instructor wasn’t paying attention, isn’t my exact idea of trying something new and it being fun.

Thankfully, I made it to the top without collapsing. I had just held back my tears. Fortunately there were lots of people, so it would’ve been pretty embarrassing to be crying. I mean, this was a piece of cake. A pretty stale piece of cake though. I took baby steps backwards. I then looked down and gulped. “Kay!,”The instructor called out “Sweetie you don’t need to look down.” I gently released the rope. “Aaaaahhh!!!” I screamed - in my mind.

After a few more mind screams, I was there. I wanted to go again.


  1. Hi Toreka.

    I never would have guessed you were THAT nervous doing the abseiling.
    Well done for being so brave. In fact all of our group did very well to conquer the 'Tower of Fear' !! Way to go Katz 'A' !!! Looking forward to more Camp Bentzon 2010 recounts from you and everyone else.

  2. Toreka,

    Its great to hear that you weren't so scared in the end and you over came your fear. You are a great writer and your use of vacab is excellent, I like how you used different types of sentences. I wish I went to camp with you! I cant wait until you wright again.