Whats wrong with heights?

If the photo above fills you with a certain anxiety, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The truth is, it’s completely normal to be wary of cliffs. After all, they are pretty dangerous. Normally, you slip, you fall, and you get back up. On a cliff? You end up with a whole bunch of nope. One wrong move, a slight miss-step, and bye-bye happy adventure, hello pain. (Or worse) Yes, heights can be dangerous, so why do people risk their lives to get high? (No, not that kind of high… we’re talking elevation here.)

Ok, but what about the good? (Is there any?)

There are several reasons as to why someone might want to take the risk and climb to new heights. Some do it for thrill, others for the view, but whatever the reason, one thing is undeniable: Heights provide a special sight for anyone willing to take the risk.

As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for”. Often times, the most beautiful things require some form of payment; for heights, you must be willing to risk some of your safety. Climbing a cliff, flying in a plane, or whatever else it may be, can be dangerous, but it is well worth the risk.

 


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Ok, that’s all nice, but how can I get over my fear?

Let’s recap here, heights can be scary, but they also provide an amazing experience. So how does someone with a fear of heights push past it to gain the rewards? Lucky for you, with some experience and a bit of research, we’ve created a short list of a few ways to overcome your fear.


Start Small

If you’re serious about overcoming a fear of heights, one of the best things you can do is start small. Find your comfort zone, then push it a little. Don’t worry about what others think, focus on yourself. Do your best to push yourself, just not too far. It’s a fine line, find it, walk it.

Be prepared

“Mess with the bull, you get the horn”, ever heard that before? Look, heights are dangerous, you know that. So if you are looking for to gain the great rewards of getting high (again, not that kind of high…) be prepared. The gear you use can make or break your experience. Do research before hand and take extra precaution.

Remind yourself why

Risking yourself for no reason sounds foolish, and it is. So remind yourself why you’re doing what you are. You can find great motivation by continually reminding yourself what lies ahead. Try to imagine the spectacular views, the sense of accomplishment. Try not to worry, you got this!


Fellow Adventurer, Good Luck

We congratulate you on finding the desire to push yourself to new limits. Good luck out there, may you find great success in your journey. If you wouldn’t mind, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below and let us know how you feel about heights.

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