The day arrived, I’ve blogged about it a few times in the lead up to the actual event – just to remind you Paul originally was doing the abseil alone however bad weather stopped play and the event was called off, typical British weather! Pouring with rain in July. I then decided that if I could get 100 Facebook ‘likes’ then I would sign up to this myself, well you all took that as a personal challenge to get me there as fast as you could – Thank you (I think?)
A new date was then announced and it all seemed so far away – 1st October was an age away, however before I knew it the abseil was tomorrow and the nerves were really kicking in. What was I thinking? I have climbed before and really enjoyed it – however I haven’t been able to climb since having an accident where my belayer was distracted and didn’t take my slack so when I missed my hold and fell I actually fell – something which shouldn’t happen. I torn some ligaments in my wrist and have been left with Carpel Tunnel. Still I knew I would enjoy it once I started and was doing it for a fantastic cause and a great reason.
My Mother-in-law has Breast Cancer, she has resently had a Mastectomy and reconstruction and is now awaiting Chemo & Radiotherapy. It is also in the family as a few other relatives are going through or have been through the same.
It was a lovely sunny day on Saturday 1st October – the day of the climb. Paul leapt out of bed that day rather excited whereas I has happy to just hide under it and stay there for the day. I wasn’t allowed to do that and besides I didn’t want to let anyone down – afterall I was raising money for charity and lots of you lovely people (some who I have never met) were kind enough to sponser me, for that I would like to say a huge Thank You.
Here are some very unflattering pictures for you to see – I LOVED it, it was so much fun!!