By Pansy Byers. Outdoor Gear. Published at Monday, March 26th, 2018 - 16:38:29 PM.
On the other hand, those who advocate this form of rock climbing claim that it is the only way that rock climbers can perform their sport all through the year and so, despite adverse weather conditions one can still climb a rock and fulfill ones desire regardless of the circumstances.
Hiking is such a great fitness activity and it gets you outdoors in the fresh air. Anyone can do it and you don’t have to fight traffic or breathe in the smog, and it’s free! Some people like to work out indoors in a fitness gym when it rains but I much prefer the outdoors. I have been hiking almost every day all winter and because it has been a mild winter on Vancouver Island we have been getting lots of rain and very little snow. Even when it snows you can hike in the snow using snow shoes. I like to say that there is really no such thing as a bad day of hiking or any excuse for not going, just inadequate clothing and gear. Be well prepared and you will enjoy hiking in the rain.
After our leisurely lunch, we had one last challenge. As climbers always remind each other, the climb is only half done when you reach the top. After double-checking the anchor, I clipped Mason and myself to the rope and we rappelled down the cliff. The first step is the hardest as you trust your anchor and step out over the edge of the cliff. Mason and I held hands as we leaned back into the rope. Once the rope had our weight, it was easy. Down we went, taking our time to enjoy the feeling of total safety on the vertical face of the mountain. At the bottom, we celebrated again, and then it was time to pack the gear and head home.
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