Saturday, 22 October 2011


Truce was strapped into her harness to do the chercan course which is 1.5 metres off the ground and she loved it.  She was shown how to clip her carabineer onto the safety rope and then she balanced along logs, rope bridges, scramble nets and finished off with a flying fox.
At the end of it she had the biggest grin on her face.  We were so proud of how confidently she made her way through the obstacles and for only CLP$3000 it was worth every peso.

Indiana’s course was 3.5 metres off the ground and started with a flying fox through the canopy.  This is when Indiana’s smile started.  An instructor followed Indiana on the gavilán course making sure that she was always clipped in as she changed from rope bridge to floating logs to tight rope.  The course finished with another flying fox and one of the biggest smiles we’ve seen in a while.

It’s been ten years since I last wore a harness but the girls wanted to see if I could climb the rock wall.  With encouraging comments such as, “Frog boy,” – because of my green jumper, not my physique – I did manage to make it to the top.  However, teaching English has left my arm muscles a little under developed so I’ll be sore tomorrow.

The kids have asked when can we go back.


  1. i can see it was a lot of fun,its great seeing a family enjoying themselves together.jayne perry

  2. Ricky the frog boy jajajaja that was hilarious jajaja i can't stop laughing! you look like a frog with your green jumper! the girls are so creative..see you soon