Outdoor Rockclimbing-Sumas Bluffs May 26, 2021

On an overcast Wednesday this past week a group of 15 extreme outdoor education students walked through a forest path, located off of a mountain road, and found themselves face to face with a monster!!! OK I may be exaggerating a little, but for the newbie rock climber I have to admit that my first look upward was a little intimidating. Guided by Walden Darwin of Wilderness Adventure Outreach, with the belaying assistance is Mr. Loewen, the students got a first taste of climbing in the great outdoors. Students learnt climbing lingo as they communicated their intentions with their belayer, solved problems on the wall such as where to place their hands and feet to actually get to the top, and conquered their fears and the monster in the process. If you’ve only done indoor climbing you definitely need to sign up for this trip next time; It’s a whole new beast!!! Outdoor Education students please leave a 100 word blog response below.

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