I recently thought ‘why not try my hand at Coasteering’. In my younger years, at Praa Sands in Cornwall we called it cliff jumping and it was just very exciting at that age. No thoughts of slipping, pain or death, but years on I had a very different experience and in some ways, way better. As Adrenalin Quarry were one of our founding companies on the website (and have just started doing coasteering in the quarry) I thought why not. So after getting kitted up in a wetsuit and life jacket, we were shown the correct technique and safety signals. Then our group (approx 15) spent 2.5 hours doing jumps of increasing heights and varying situations, until we reached the the highest of about 12 jumps ranging from 8 feet all the way up to 45 feet (my wife was pleased to hear the tallest jump was called the ‘widow maker’ – see the jump below) ;-). I must say it feels mighty high when you are up there and the climb is pretty challenging too, but the rush just before and immediately after is superb – such a high, you just want to do it again! Anyhoo off to bedfordshire so hope you all like the post and thanks again to all at AQ, you were wicked hosts and it was great to visit you all again a year on.
Adios, Yaz (ps although this clearly isn’t my footage, I used it so you can see the height – imagine the quarryface soaking wet from driving rain! No waterproof camcorder yet…. watch this space!)