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Would you cross this bridge?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussions' started by Jenny, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Jenny

    Jenny Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    santacruz skier Angel Diva

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    That is crazy.... actually I have skied in Zermatt. What a beautiful place... But no on hiking that suspension bridge for 6-7 hours. I'm afraid of heights! About 10 minutes and I would start feeling faint/anxiety.....
     
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    mustski Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I don't know if I "could;" I would want to. I have a phobia of "falling" which is quite different than a fear of heights. I can be at a great height and lean over a railing to look at a view , but I panic climbing a ladder. I can walk along a cliff edge if there is a guard rail but can't walk along a one foot rock jetty in the harbor. Chairlifts,without bars, set every nerve on edge and I must look up to avoid looking down. With bars, I thoroughly enjoy looking down and enjoying the view.
     
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  4. santacruz skier

    santacruz skier Angel Diva

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    I'm more like you....railings on both sides would be better but maybe not for 6-7 hours. Back in the day with no bars I can remember swinging on chairs b/c wind was so strong at Squaw and Heavenly. Also had a terrifying ride at Telluride w/ no bars and chair was stuck for what seemed like a long time.
    I love hiking but not when exposed - Tahoe has great hiking and mostly not huge drop offs except on the Flume Trail - a great mtn bike ride. I literally had to get off my bike in one area as was too afraid to ride with a 1300 drop off on one side.
     
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    Interesting. Last time I was in Reno/Tahoe with my BF, we started riding from Spooner Lake heading to the Flume Trail. I wasn't in great shape and pooped out before I ever reached it. He continued on. He said that had I made up that far, I could've done the Flume Trail, that it was easy. But I get nervous on narrow high unprotected trails, so I wonder if I could really have. Similar to the Angel's Landing hike at Zion and Half Dome at Yosemite. I'd like to think that I can, but there's doubt in my heart.
     
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    santacruz skier Angel Diva

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    Once you get past the brutal climb in quicksand, the Flume trail is a basic intermediate single track (sort of) but the steep drop off was too scary to look at. Yes, you could have easily done it as considered intermediate. It's just that I was so scared with the drop off I chose to walk that one section.
     
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    I would likely opt for walking that section too.
     
  8. ski diva

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    Spoken as someone who has height issues: No. Way.
     
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    santacruz skier Angel Diva

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    Also the downhill was a blast. You could easily do that ride - just the first climb from Spooner Lake is hard.
     
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  10. altagirl

    altagirl Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I'd totally do that. I won't do crazy things along exposure but that seems safe enough for me. It's not like it's a tightrope. And the views would be amazing.
     
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  11. Jenny

    Jenny Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    It's only 1/3rd of a mile long. And less than a football field high. But I don't know that I could do it. There's an awful lot of open nothingness around it.

    DH says he's all in.
     
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    santacruz skier Angel Diva

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    Oh you're right. I thought the suspension bridge was 6-7 hours. That's the entire hike which is doable. Hmm 1/3 mile on that suspension bridge would probably freak me out. The rest of the hike, no problem....
     
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    CarverJill Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Absolutely, without a doubt I would do it. I was in Zermatt when I was 11 and it's incredibly beautiful. I'm a fan of anything unusual and risky like that as long as its 100% safe and this seems to be in that category. Who is up for Diva Europe?
     
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    Yes, I'd do it!! since it's safe I'd go for sure.. yes, I love heights.. @VickiK Angel's landing is the scaryist climb I've ever done!! I sat down a few times (I have a bum ankle that can give out without notice) and at the top my camera battery died!! I am the one at the edge looking down.. but then I did jump out of perfectly good airplanes too (200+times)
     
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  15. Jenny

    Jenny Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Then there's this little number, too.



    And, this one.



    I'm actually not that fond of driving over the Mackinac Bridge, but I can do it. Don't think I'd be on these, though.
     
  16. santacruz skier

    santacruz skier Angel Diva

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    I love skiing in Europe - have skied many times many places in the last 15 years in Europe.... Maybe 8 + times.... I would definitely be interested...
     
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    santacruz skier Angel Diva

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    Oops @CarverJill think you meant a summer diva trip to Europe.
    How about a winter ski trip? Flights are super cheap right now. Even from the West Coast I found flights on Virgin Atlantic and British Airways non stop from SFO to London between $530-$630 round trip. Anyone want to go?
     
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    I would like to think I could cross that bridge - but actually being there and stepping out, I'm not sure...
    It definitely looks amazing though!
     
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    I trust the Swiss. :smile: I don't like exposed places where I could actually fall, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.

    Here's an example of a nope: The Highline Trail at Glacier NP:

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  20. Jenny

    Jenny Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Oh yeah, great big nope.
     
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