Don’t Look Down, and Other Reasons to Wet Your Pants

Nothing quite like ‘canyoning’ in Costa Rica (e.g. rappeling down 220, 25 and 150 foot cliffs, river ‘tracing’ and cannonballing  into shallow pools) to excite the liver enough to release of its own accord. Whatever else you do, do not look down before you start.

Do not look down

 

Nice view

 

Almost there...
 
 
What am I doing?
 
Oh sh%@! Do not let go!
 
Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
 
 

Getting tangled!
 
 

 

Ready
 
Set
 
Go!

 

Boom!
Take that!
 
Fin

 Let’s get a taco.

100 thoughts on “Don’t Look Down, and Other Reasons to Wet Your Pants

  1. i giggled a little bit when i read the title. looks like tons of fun! ive done something similar to this traversing a wall in a cave with a waterfall in mexico, and i can say the wet pants is worth the fun

  2. That looks like so much fun! I had a moment in Spain where I had the chance to jump off a rock into a waterfall. It was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life. I’ll second enjoibeing: wet pants are worth it every time!

    (Also, loved the way you told the story through pictures. Kudos to your diligent photographer!)

  3. Great photographs and it looks like you had fun…you were smiling. I remember traversing a stream in Ecuador…fun, relatively safe and didn’t require a lot of gear. Memorable.

  4. thor27

    Nothing like a little rappel down the face of a steep cliff to get the adrenaline going in the morning. Then free climb back up that’ll get the pucker factor into high gear for sure.
    Some good photos. Adventure for the adventurous.

  5. That looks like fun, and something I might have tried forty years ago. At my age, it is scary to walk over a bridge, much less cross a chasm by hanging onto a wire.
    Thanks for the thrill.

  6. Looks like great fun! The rappelling anyway — I don’t care for water in my ears…or wet pants. Thanks for sharing your adventure!

  7. skywarddive

    I so admire your sense of adventure! Thanks for sharing it so people like me can live vicariously through you! 🙂

  8. Many years ago when I was a lot younger I was on an outward bound management course in Derbyshire, UK.

    I think we covered just about everything that you’ve done in your photo’s other than we had to find a make believe injured man!

    The general Idea was that three teams would compete, they had to a) search and find the casualty and b) piece together some sort of stretcher to carry the casualty on and c) get him over the ravine.

    Our team knew the general location of the casualty but took a management decision to leave it to another team to take the glory! Why you ask? Well we had drunk a fair bit of ale the previous night and the thought of carrying the casualty a half a mile up and down hill!

    It was quite possibly the best management decision that we ever made as the team who found him dropped him and he broke his arm for real.

    You look happy though!

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  10. Phil

    Thank you for the incredible pictures! I felt like I was on the adventure as well, just viewing them. Looking forward to your next post! Have a great day!

    Phil

  11. I would be the one standing at the bottom taking the pictures because I am afraid of heights. (I have no desire to conquer that fear either.) But, hey…to each his own, right? Good for you!

  12. Wow….this looks great. Thanks for sharing and the commentary added so much of your personality. I especially like the “thane that” photo. Wonder if your friend did as well?

    Congrats on being FP!!

  13. Oh my goodness, that looks so cool! I’d love to do that, except maybe I probably wouldn’t look down either and would be freaking out internally in my head. Love the pictures!

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  16. Wow, you don’t even have safety things attached. I did something close to this in Tasmania over treetops but this is hardcore. Looks like fun though despite the wet pants!

  17. Great sequential shots af the action, but NO WAY I’m jumping down into some water where a nice ROCK could be waiting to break a fibula. Kudos on being bravely and freshly pressed up against nature.

  18. Persefone

    Wow! That looks amazing! I have had a look at suspendend bridges in Malaysia, a dream!
    Would you like to find out more about the life of a promoter (me!)? I’m looking for friends on my new blog – I’m still building it. Please, visit it at Vita da promoter there is an English version too!
    Have a nice day!

  19. Persefone

    Wow! That looks amazing! I have had a look at suspendend bridges in Malaysia, a dream!
    Would you like to find out more about the life of a promoter (me!)? I’m looking for friends on my new blog – I’m still building it.
    Please, visit it at Vita da promoter there is an English version too!
    Have a nice day! 🙂

  20. The first photo looked like having same plant types from our Philippine forests.

    Your photos showed how much fun you had. I like to try that someday too. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

  21. WHOA!!!! VERY THRILLING!!! I have not done such a thing, but I may still have enough daring to try….Indiana has some nice cliffs and diving ares in the southern part…might have to give it a try!!!

    Wonderful post and great job on Freshly Pressed!!!

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