I felt nervous, I was clutching my stomach as I peered above me I stared at the distance between the ground and the ropes, I gulped if I ever went through this without being scared I would be amazed.
It was a sort of drowsy/ bright day but I was too scared to even notice what the weather was like, I was listening very carefully to the instructor when he said “if the people that are working with the rope make one mistake you could die! Well, he didn't say that exactly but it was something like that” Anyway I looked at the person next to me I said “well that's reassuring” and he laughed like someone had just emptied a bottle of laughing gas.
Then we started gearing up,when my group was ready, I said “why don't you guys go first? they just nodded.
When all of my group had had a turn and I was run dry with excuses, I said to myself “why not give it a go maybe you'll like it?” so with that final pep talk inside my head I unbuckled myself from the two belayer buckles and buckled myself into the buckle for the climbing rope.
Then I climbed and I didn't care how far I got all that mattered at that moment was that I had had a go and that was what made me happy for the rest of the day.