The Zambezi gorge swing. Never again!

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Some people do it naked. Most people do it with their clothes on. While I…. jumped off the edge in a preferably heroic fashion. Why? Because I can! Because it was a ridiculously expensive thing to do and utterly a waste of money. And since I would only do it once, I might as well wear something appropriate. All the way from Norway, I brought a special attire for this special occasion in case if I’ve decided to take the challenge on the world’s first gorge swing.

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Once everything was set, I stood on a platform on the edge of a cliff.  My harness was already attached to a rope. And the rope was attached on the middle of the 135 meter long cable that runs across the full width of the gorge. At that moment I thought “What the hell did I just put myself into?!”. And then I told the guy “I give up. Just keep the money….and I need to go to the toilet!”. And the guy said “No you are not going anywhere! You can do it!”. He assured me several times that it’s completely safe. But in the back of my, I knew there were risk. I kept thinking about that video I saw on youtube. A young Aussie who bungee jumped and plummeted into the crocodile-infested Zambezi river after the cord snapped. It took 15 minutes for me, with a lot of encouragement from the staff, to finally do it! A free fall of 50 meters before swinging out into the middle of the gorge. And that was it. I felt relieved as I waited to be lowered to the ground.

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5 thoughts on “The Zambezi gorge swing. Never again!

  1. I AM LAUGHING SO HARD. This is so hilarious and I’m so glad you wore the costume. 😀

  2. cristina says:

    Nice post and, well, nice costume ?. I’m enjoying reading about your adventures. Keep it up.
    Cristina

  3. Cynthia says:

    Hahahaha!!! Love the fact that you dressed up for the occasion! Great post!

  4. Dag says:

    What the heck! No fear of hights?

  5. Voyager says:

    What an experience and you were indeed dressed for the occasion. It looks scary, but you pulled it off! And I agree though these extreme sports are supposed to be safe, accidents do happen, and who wants to be a statistic!

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