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Alex Hollings Alex Hollings served as an active duty Marine for six and a half years before being medically retired from service. As an athlete, Hollings has raced exotic cars, played Marine Corps football and college rugby, fought in cages, and even wrestled alligators. As a scholar, he has earned a master’s degree in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as undergraduate degrees in Corporate and Organizational Communications and Business Management.
I believe the roof thing happened about 1984. Prior to that I could climb silo's on my fathers farm and no problem. Then in 1985 My husband and I went to Lake Tahoe for a short vacation. We drove from Reno to the Incline Village. Stopped at a scenic pull over to snap some pictures. I started to sway, and sweat, and my husband had to pull me back. I'm OK in an airplanes. Is what it is...
You know, I never had a problem climbing mountains and enjoying the exhilarating view, but I can't climb up on my (also one-story) roof, either. I've tried everything I can think of to talk myself into it, but I get halfway up the ladder and my body freezes. Maybe if I had a rappelling setup it would be easier? I'm impressed that you managed to make it back down okay!
Prusik not prudish! Sorry typing on break, hit "post" and went back in 😂😂😂
Curious, do they also use brakes on their rope? Can't see much of the setup. I used to climb a little and remember stories of people rapping off the end of their rope on multi-pitch rappels. We always tied a little knot in the ends of ours and most of the time we used a prudish. Apparently they're out of style, not sure what people do now I'll look It up later but here's how it went: http://blog.alpineinstitute.com/2011/03/rappelling-safely.html?m=1
HaHa...I hate heights, so once I get up there getting down is a real bitch. When I was about 32 yo we needed to replace the shingles on our house. It already had two layers on so they had to come off. I thought, no problem I can help. I went up the ladder, got to the top of the roof, turned around and that was the beginning of by acrophobia. I never had a problem when I was younger. I had to butt walk down to the ladder and had a hard time getting myself down. Ahhhh, our house is a one story. How embarrassing.