#21 – Climbing a Tower

This was cool. A friend of mine has access to a couple of towers that are used for internet signals. He invited me to climb one as a challenge for my blog. So a few weeks ago, he scooped me up and we went on this little climbing adventure. I had no idea what to expect. I figured it would be a fun little outing. And I always enjoy his company so no matter what, it would be a great morning.

It was a beautiful Saturday morning and we drove along some country roads I didn’t know existed. Once we arrived at our destination, we had to hike up a hill through deep woods. I have been dealing with an injured foot for many months but a couple of months of physio has helped get me to the point where I was able to manage such a hike with little pain. (Yay!)

When we arrived at the top of the hill, I just marveled at the view. We were overlooking a gorgeous lake and a view of the Gatineau Hills I rarely get to see.

IMG_1711Then came time to climb the tower. Though it wasn’t a super high tower (thank goodness – not sure I’d be ready for one of those), I was fitted with the proper climbing equipment. It’s a long way to a hospital from where we were, should someone crack a skull or something. This is a picture of my friend climbing the tower:

IMG_1715I survived the climb and even surprised my friend who thought I might freak out a little at some point. I was more freaked out by the wasps’ nest we met on the tower. Fortunately, no stings. I freaked out for nothing.

But one other cool thing that happened on our adventure was that I picked wild blueberries for the first time in my life! The rock around the tower was crawling with wild blueberry plants…and they were even ready to be picked.

IMG_1712And I even had the patience to pick a whole handful!

IMG_1723Overall, it was a really fun day and something I never would have done had my friend not suggested it and given up his day to take me on the excursion. Thank you!

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About Erin Kuhns

Stepping out of the woods and out of my comfort zone. One year...one hundred new things to ensure I don't spend another year sitting in the armchair of life.
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One Response to #21 – Climbing a Tower

  1. Elsie says:

    Sounds like a great day! Where was this place?…sort of…

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