We conquered the tree top adventure!!!
This challenge right here had a sort of team-building- day-trip-conquering-fears type vibe.
It was my turn to organise the couples trip and in true #25For25 fashion I decided to do something fun and exciting.
After everything was booked, we eagerly awaited the weekend (even though some of us needed a bit more convincing than others lol)
A N T H O N Y
The journey there was a funny one. I hate being late but I was probably the reason why we were probably gonna miss our slot (damn my urge to always carry snacks and emergency sugar lol).
When we arrived we luckily caught up with our group and listened to the safety briefing.
I can’t lie, as much as it was my idea…when it came to the first jump I was shook. You’ll see a couple of my update as we walk through the sites.
Several minutes after conquering the first jump, I had to make the decision whether to go on either:
1) the extreme path
2) the less extreme path
Before I decided, I let the boys go across first.
Do you see the struggle!? I decided to take the easier route lol.
The further you get on the course the more confident you feel. You eventually forget you were even fearful at the start.
By the time you reach site 3 you’re harnessing yourself without even thinking twice.
You’ll even find yourself encouraging strangers and reminding them to
“always stay attached”
There was one jump in particular that none of the girls attempted.
I didn’t quite fancy launching myself of a twig into a giant spiders web.
…Always time for a Cunningham dance battle
The weather was truly in our favour. It happened to be the hottest day of the year
As you can see, some of the group were more cocky confident than others.
Can you believe it, no one in our group fell.
(I’m not gonna lie, I had my bets on Bridget or Anthony being the ones to drop, sorry guys)
The thought of falling had all of us a bit anxious at the start. Our guide simply told us
“If you fall, you’ll just be hanging there.”
It’s safe to say I’ve overcome my fear of heights!
The activity that gave us the most laughs has to be the zip wire. And the award for the funniest landing definitely goes to Paul!
One of the rules when landing is to keep your legs together then start kicking your legs/run in the air….
Paul over here decided it was time for gymnastics!
At every opportunity possible, he would open his legs wide in split position, ensuring total hilarity when he finally landed… see for yourself!
FUNNY VID ALERT!!!
Me on the other hand, I was a bit shaky at the start.
Shak & Bri had a couple of dodgy landings too.
Eventually I perfected my landing; and in true ‘Shivy’ fashion used a catchphrase.
Today it was….
“LOOK AT THE STRENGTH”
We made it to site 5!
And boy, the final jump was massive.
At this point you give yourself and the group a pep talk…
Something along the lines of:
“Ok guys, this is it. No turning back, you’ve made it this far. We have been on the course for 3+ hours. Let’s do this…”
Because I was last, there’s no footage of me doing the final jump, but I can assure you it was epic.
3 HOURS LATER AND THAT WAS IT!!!
Paul, Shak, Ant, Bri, Dwayne and Shiv ✔️
We all made it.
We then received our certificates and we were off on our way.
Completing Go Ape was definitely a huge achievement for me, considering I haven’t been the greatest fan of heights over the last few years.
I would say the real challenge lies with conquering the first jump…then conquering the aches and pains your body feels over the next 2-3 days!
If you’re feeling brave enough, give Go Ape a try!
Ok, ok, let’s watch Paul’s famous landing one more time