22 October 2004

Fear

So they had a guy from SPELEO talking about the Caver's fears last week at the Panhellenic Meeting, and I think the end result was basically that we fear the unknown, which is essentially saying that we fear fear itsef.

Truth is, I've overcome a number of fears since starting out with the caving - mainly the tight places one and a little bit the whole heights thing.

Which brings us to this weekend. I'm going back to the pothole with which I am most familiar, and in which I have spent more hours than any other this weekend, and for weeks, I have been seeing myslef losing grip off edges and falling in slow motion, arms flailing. I never see myself get hurt, hit the bottom, reestablish balance or composure - just flailing in slowmo as if this is an end in and of itself.

Like K says, obviously, I just have to go there and go up and down a few times past all these places where I have seen myself fall. I haven't been underground since July at Fterolakkas, and I just feel like it's a bit of a long time to be out of the saddle.

The link is to SELAS - where I learnt the SRT...

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