confession: recently i have developed a serious fear of heights and falling off mountains 🧗🏻♀️ first off: who knew it was possible to develop such an intense phobia in your late 20s?! it’s horrible. it’s inhibiting. and it’s stopped me from climbing mountains i wanted to summit this summer.
but things are on the up (quite literally) 🏔 i’ve been making conscious decisions to overcome my fears by exposing myself to climbs in a safe way. this week in durmitor national park tested that with cliff hanger (again, quite literally) situations — but i did it !!
i’m no where near back to normal, but it feels damn good to have one win in the books. abi: 1 | mountain: 0 😎
has anyone else experienced these later life phobias, and how do you deal with them?!
Bit of a late post; Climbing has always been a great way to make and connect with friends, as well as pushing your limits through both mental fortitude as well as athleticism. Last weekend (and this one too) I had the opportunity to go trad climbing again and its always a blast. The act of placing gear and pushing yourself is exhilarating, considering the fact that the ante for danger is up, but hey, there's only one way you'll get stronger, right?