Last week the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation Climbing and Abseiling students headed out to Freycinet’s White Water Wall for their abseiling introduction trip.
Over the 5 days the students practiced everything they needed to achieve their Basic Abseil Instructor (BAI) certification later in the year, with rigging, rope work and rescues.
They were on the sea cliffs from dawn till dusk, and powered on with night sessions every evening to solidify their techniques. It was a balmy trip with unseasonably warm June weather and impressively clear nights. Both seals, dolphins, and a rare sea eagle were spotted off the east coast (a welcome distraction from the cliffs below).
All in all the students made a lot of progress, covering a huge amount of material; but the climbing has only just begun and there’s plenty more to learn!