FEAR OF HEIGHTS!.......

@caramello (4381)
Australia
November 23, 2006 5:34pm CST
I would like to do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk, but have a fear of heights! No good doing it if my eyes are going to be closed. lol Has anyone achieved something that has involved heights and have faced that fear?
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
Sydney Harbour Bridge - Sydney Harbour Bridge
Heights and I are not the most compatible caramello, although I did climb atop Wave Rock and the walkway through the Valley of the Giants on our recent trip to WA. It was slow all the way, and I didn't look down either but I am a pleased that I did face the fear. However, I cannot say that I will go for a repeat performance all the same. As for climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, there is just no way that I will every do it. Our son would like to do the climb but he doesn't seem to spend enough time here in Australia to do so. LOL
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
I am hoping to be able to achieve this ossie, but it is not going to be an easy task of course, and I also want to do it without my eyes closed otherwise it is no point! lol Thank-you for your response.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
caramello, have you tried climbing up a tower or something like that, away from the public eye and where you can take your time till you feel comfortable. That might help a little so that at least you can become accustomed to the height, although nothing can be as high as climbing the Bridge of course. :)
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
ossie, no I have not recently, but would give that a try before doing the Bridge, which I would like to do next year before I am too old to do it! lol
• United States
1 Dec 06
Acrophobia is simply a severe fear of heights. Now being afraid of heights is a common and sometimes appropriate feeling. But the phobia part kicks in when you feel afraid in a safe environment such as inside a skyscraper. Acrophobia is treated with graded exposure therapy. http://www.abc.net.au/dimensions/dimensions_health/Transcripts/s821855.htm Check out this link, it is connected with a reporter who climed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
1 Dec 06
Thank-you for sharing that with me Elusive Butterfly, now it is just up to me!
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• United States
1 Dec 06
I have the same fear. My husband wanted to check out Ausable Chasm and we walked across the bridge together. I was white knuckled and my face was filled with terror.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
1 Dec 06
Now that sounds like the type of thing that I would go through, but what an amazing feeling after you have achieved it! If I did this walk, I would hope my fear will have disappeared.
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@baysmummy (1638)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
I am really really scared of heights, but awhile ago we went to luna park in melbourne and i went on the mad mouse, now that was scary we were up pretty high and of course going down the hills so fast i was screaming but i felt so good afterwards i was on a natural high!
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Once it is achieved, the feeling afterwards is always good! Thank-you for your response baysmummy.
• United States
12 Dec 06
Hummm got me there. I went to the Grand Canyon, and my legs were like jello at the cliffs edge. I just held onto my hubby's hand, and did it slow. I prayed first.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Glad you were able to do it margieanne and thank-you for your response.
@kishthedude (1321)
• India
11 Dec 06
I am not fear of heights.. I want to climb high buildings,etc
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
Nice to hear, thank-you for your response.
@vincent72 (1634)
• Australia
10 Dec 06
nope im not afriad of heights, i dont have any fears like that , i have eben on syndey harbour bridge hiking up to the very top , and plan to go tothe top point on great wall of china when im in china next year
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
10 Dec 06
That is great vincent, thank-you for your response.
@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
9 Dec 06
I did. But it has to walk the distance forth and back. What I mean is, you walk through the first time looking aside and a little down, not directly down but to a distance. Then in order to see the whole aspect you have to pass again omn the other side. Try it. I did it and it worked for me!
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
10 Dec 06
Will give it a try remaster, anything to get over this phobia. Thank-you for your response.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
2 Dec 06
I'm not too bad with heights, although as I have got older the fear is increasing for some reason. I have bungee jumped x 2 and hot air ballooned. My real fear was of water (as I am not such a good swimmer) but I was convinced to try scuba diving by my husband and loved it. I had about 6 dives before we moved house and didn't get the chance tto do it again. I don't think I would be fit enough to do it now, but at least I faced my fear.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
2 Dec 06
Thank-you for sharing that missy, especially the water fear! I have been like that from childhood, (nearly drowned) and in my day there wasn't what they have now! I would love to go scuba diving so see there is hope for me yet! I shall conquer all my fears, well I will at least try!
@shooie (4985)
• United States
26 Nov 06
I don't do bridges to well but I got to where I would make myself take routes to work that made me go over a bridge. But I find I can handle heights a lil better if I am with someone holding their hand and a camera in my other one. My heart races but I managae through it....good luck
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
1 Dec 06
Thank-you for your reply.
@shooie (4985)
• United States
26 Nov 06
I don't do bridges to well but I got to where I would make myself take routes to work that made me go over a bridge. But I find I can handle heights a lil better if I am with someone holding their hand and a camera in my other one. My heart races but I managae through it....good luck
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
Thank-you for your response, holding someones hand will be the way to go, as long as I can keep my eyes open!
@The_Eagle_1 (1123)
• Australia
25 Nov 06
Luckily not as yet! But have wittnessed people fear hights!! Not funny for them!
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
25 Nov 06
Thank-you for your response.
@peizli (1000)
• Australia
23 Nov 06
hi caramello, i'm not too bad with heights, just don't like going to close to the edge is what freaks me out!
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
24 Nov 06
Hi peizli, I think looking down does it for me, but the point of doing this walk is the scenery, so hope the fear will soon be gone!