On this trip I want to push myself into new experiences and adventures, try things that normally I’d avoid, take the plunge and get the blood pumping again. I decided to get things rolling by going rock climbing – something I hadn’t done since 4th grade, and never on real rocks!
CDMCA is located in Chiang Mai and I got an entire day of climbing Crazy Horse, finished with rappelling into a beautiful cave for about $95.
Climbing was physically exhausting and absolutely exhilarating! I loved getting my entire body involved and pushing it to new limits. The video below is of the second climb – a pleasant challenge.
The third climb was a level higher in difficulty and called a “chimney” – it was much more difficult (basically straight up between two rock walls – serious lack of hand and foot holds) and there was a lot more trying to figure out my path and being confused before simply having to use brute strength. I accomplished things today I’d never thought I could 🙂
After lunch and another climb (this time relatively easy, but very high up – and I was still exhausted from the morning climbs) with a stunning view of the country, it was time to rappel down into the cave!! Cue me singing “Through the Mountain” from Floyd Collins.
Video and pictures can never capture the splendid beauty of the myriad places I saw, and this cave is no exception. It was breathtaking in person.