Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rappelling upside down


I said yesterday that I would show you another way to rappel down to the bottom of the canyon. Here it is: upside down!!

The guides attached the clip and the cable to her harness, and instead of having this young woman simply hold on to the cable in a sitting position while being dropped down the canyon, the guides, with her consent, grabbed her feet and wrapped her feet around the cable so that she would be upside down.

They then dropped her, head first, down towards the river at the bottom of the canyon. Talk about a thrill!

The second photo below shows that this young woman did arrive safely at the bottom.

How did I go down, you might wonder? Right side up. It is OK if you call me a sissy, but I will defend my manhood by declaring that I had an excuse, of course. I had my camera with me, and I would not want to risk damaging my camera, right? If I lost or damaged my camera, I would not have been able to take the photos of the next several activities that I will share with you in the days ahead.

6 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like exciting fun! U R brave! AAAAAAA! Cool photos! Are condos much cheaper in Costa Rica? Are a lot of foreigners building down there?

brattcat said...

No one will call you a sissy. You did it! You wouldn't catch me on this kind of adventure...or if you did I most definitely would not be doing it upside down!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Leif,

Thank you for your inquiry about condos in Costa Rica. Yes, Tamarindo is full of foreigners who have bought condos, and the surrounding Pacific Coast area has many condos and second home developments that are marketed and bought by foreigners. The market has cooled because of the recession, as buyers are more likely to lack the equity in their own homes or value of their other investments to have the funds to purchase a condo.

You asked about prices. In Tamarindo condos can cost less than $100,000 USD or more than $500,000 USD. It all depends on location (particularly how close to the beach and the view of the ocean) and the amenities of the unit and condo project.

You might be interested to check out the Housing and Condos index tab on the left margin of my Daily Photo site. It will include photos and information about the condo market. Links to more photos and information about the two condos that we own in Tamarindo is available by clicking on the two links on the top left of my blog.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i would want to enjoy the view so I would not want to go head first. The rappelling looks like great fun though and the scenery is fantastic.

Frank said...

Just wild and crazy looking but I bet they're having a ball. It just look nuts.

Steffe said...

That looks like fun!

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