Dale Rappels Down a 50-Foot Wall at Camp
When I got to the top of the 50-foot tower, Padraic, the young man in charge of the COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) program at Camp Schoellkopf asked me if I was afraid of heights. I told him I wasn't. I was just afraid of falling. He assured me l wouldn't.
So with that I rappelled down from the 50-foot tower - the first time I've ever done that in my life. I've never been to a camp in my life, so I figured it's never too late to try something. If you can get over your initial fears it'll all work out just fine. When I saw some young kids doing it - I figured I can do it too, so let's give it a try. And what a riot. I'd love to do it again.
So all geared up with a harness, gloves and a helmet all I had to do was climb to the top and lower myself down. Easy huh? Let's see.