It has been a long time since I did not write anything here, but today, sunny and cold (as usual in Belgium), I will tell you about my experience at the Klimbos.
Before coming here, I had no idea about Klimbos or any kind of activity that requires efford and patient. In my interviuw, I knew they told me something about Klimbos but, as I told before, I did not know what was that. I looked for it on the Internet and I saw some pictures of people going through one tree to another one doing different activities: crossing a trunk; jumping from one small rope to another one; ride a zipe-line; and so on. In that moment I thought: woow, that is really cool, I want to do it.
But, once I arrived here, everything looked different: This is really high, I thought, and then, I had a panick attack and I star to cry. It was impossible for me to cross for one tree to another cause I am afraid of heights and my brain was telling me: if you want to live, do not do it.
However, next day, I still do not how but I did it, I finished the green loop of the Klimbos all by myself and almost without having a crisis. Then, they asked me if I wanted to do the rescuer training (to rescuer people if they get stuck on the activities of the Klimbos) and, the word yes came out of my mouth. I tried to convince myself I was able to do it, but, up in the tree everything looks different.
I started the trainning and, I almost give up the first week, and then the second week, and the third week, the fourth week … wait, I am almost finishing the training… How is that even possible? Time passed by and I was almost a rescuer. But first, I have to pass the exam.
I thought I would not be able to do it, but, when Johan (by the way, he is a great guy and a better proffesional) told us that all of us had passed the exam, I was super happy!! I could not believe it. I did it!!!!!
Now, I can rescue people from the trees!!
But, I have to thank Jan, without him I am totally sure I would not have been able to do it. He was amazing!! Patient, thoughtfull, kind… he was just great. So, Jan, if sometime you read this, thank you for everything (I know I have already thanked you like a thousand times but it is still not enough).
And thanks also to Elisia, Veronica and Gerlinde, they were also great with me and very patients.
Summing up, great experience.