Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Katrina, Dec 26, 2014.
How high are you expected to climb on the eagle? I'm deathly afraid of heights
You will be required to climb up and over the platform on the main, which is about 80 feet.
That's sounds amazing! So excited for this and all of the other opportunities that await!
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Can be as high as 160 ft.
The only climb you are required to do is the "up and over" which is to the first level on the main mast. As someone who shares your fear of heights, that's all I did on Eagle in terms of climbing. Most of the time, there are enough crazy people willing to climb the full 150 feet or so.
Trackandfield08, How high is the up and over?
How about trying some rock climbing classes at a local gym? You might get over your fear since at a gym you can't really hurt yourself (you will be roped up and a spotter will be watching you.
A fear of heights is not uncommon (or unreasonable). The climb is about 70 feet, which seems like a lot, but consider 20 yards on a football field... doesn't seem THAT high anymore.
Also, it's not straight up. True, going higher will feel steeper (and going to the very top DOES feel high), but for "up and over" it's less steep. So don't think of it as climbing a wall. You're basically climbing a big, tight cargo net. It's solid.
Later you're allowed to climb as high as you're comfortable with.
If you're afraid of heights it's fine to let someone there know. You're not going to be the only person afraid of being high up or falling, so don't be worried about being "different."
If this is the scariest, most uncomfortable thing you do all summer, consider yourself lucky.
You'll be fine. And this will be the first self-imposed barrier you break down during a four year span of breaking down self-imposed barriers!
Agree with LITS. You can certainly overcome this and there could be far worse "fear" obstacles.
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