Last year was my first time to try out ziplining, in Legazpi no less. Would I consider this a sport? Probably not. Extreme? Maybe.
I don’t necessarily have a fear of heights, but I was just worried about how it would feel to reach the other end of the line. You see, just before they let you go on the line, the caretakers will tell you that you literally have to bump into a makeshift stopper at the other end. You know, to stop you from flying off the line and going off into oblivion.
Check out the harnesses. They make the boys go “ouch!”
Proper carabiners, not unlike those you to buy at Ace Hardware. These are actually built to take on heavy weights (like me).
You can’t see his face, but I’m sure Chaps had on a “WTF?!” expression while trying this on.
The view of Legazpi city from where we were standing. The actual zipline view is of the Mt. Mayon ahead, and a sort of jungle below.
I didn’t take anymore photos after this one. I was [a bit] nervous. I don’t even remember who held my camera for me.
Legazpi, Albay, Philippines (May 2009)