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Would you cross this bridge?

#2
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.....
 

mustski

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#3
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.
 
#4
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.
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.
 

VickiK

Angel Diva
#5
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.
 
#6
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.
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.
 
#9
Also the downhill was a blast. You could easily do that ride - just the first climb from Spooner Lake is hard.
 
#12
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.
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....
 

CarverJill

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#13
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?
 

nopoleskier

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#14
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)
 
#16
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?
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...
 
#17
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?
 

Albertan ski girl

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#18
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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