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On the rope I descentI am in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, a small town close to volcán Arenal. While the active volcano is hidden in clouds most of the time and too dangerous to climb, there are plenty of other outdoor activities. I went on a waterfall rappelling tour (or ‘abseiling’ how the New Zealanders would call it). You trek along a small river through the forrest with several waterfalls that you climb down on a rope.

With the helmet I looked like a stormtrooper

Stormtrooper me

The tour started early in the morning and our group was pretty small. We got our gear and helmet (I look like a stormtrooper) and off we went. The entire trek took about two hours. This was the first time I was doing such a thing. It was very easy, a lot of fun and not scary at all. One thing that impressed me was how professional the entire thing was organized by the tour operator Desafio (meaning ‘challenge’) in contrast to let’s say Semuc Champey or my volcán-Santiaguito hike.


Now I am looking for new challenges. Maybe some ziplining or white-water rafting?

Climbing down the waterfall

Climbing down

Getting ready for the descent

Getting ready

Down it goes

Down it goes

If was not scary at all. Just fun, really

Not scary, just fun

Update: Here is the video we shot. I just appear in the last scene and guess what, my glass is empty…

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