Strenuous to say the least

@Inlemay (16655)
South Africa
June 2, 2017 2:11am CST
Its been a month since I am back from our travels and my knees and legs are only starting to feel better now. I received a copy of a travel magazine last week which indicated that the Hike my hubby and I did in the mountains was of a strenuous kind, and that "The chain ladders are not for the scared of heights, but can be avoided if necessary - There are two sets of parallel ladders, each with two sections (40m and 20m respectively). The gully is the other option, but we chose not to do it. I have put together a little photo clip of the hike for you to enjoy - it was a 7 to 8 hour hike of 13km zigzag climbing, which was a gradual climb of 450m. It was definitely one of the most difficult adventures that I have ever done, but I am glad to have done it. Will I try it again? NO! It left me with aching legs, bleeding and broken toe-nails, and the hamstrings that needed full time physio for a week. Kalimera to everyone - its happy Friday and I am about to go and have tea with a friend. Maybe a slice of pecan-nut pie will do just fine.
I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (https://www.youtube.com/upload)
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@LadyDuck (163157)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 17
This is something I could never do, I can climb, but not use a steep ladder, I suffer of vertigo.
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@Inlemay (16655)
• South Africa
2 Jun 17
As I had already hiked more than 3/4 of the way, I felt it would have been a total defeat not trying to go up. The coming down was worse, but luckily I didnt know that till I was done.
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@LadyDuck (163157)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 17
@Inlemay Coming down is always harder, the more steep a mountain is, the harder is to come down.
@MALUSE (41186)
• Germany
2 Jun 17
Gosh, how horrible! Only thinking about climbing up and down such ladders gives me the heebie-jeebies.
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@LadyDuck (163157)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 17
I agree, the simple idea makes me sick.
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@Inlemay (16655)
• South Africa
2 Jun 17
I was brave and didnt dare to look down - held on tight and just went up . . then later came down
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@TRBRocks420 (79393)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jun 17
Glad to hear you had a fun adventure, no way am I going up a ladder up no mountain lol.
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@Inlemay (16655)
• South Africa
2 Jun 17
ha ha If I hadnt gone more than 3/4 way already I probably wouldnt have done it either
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@hereandthere (31795)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
congratulations. i doubt my arms could support me enough to go up that chain ladder. i watched the video with mouth agape at how big and high it was, then blink and giggled when i saw "view piont." hee-hee. how did you end up with bleeding and broken toenails?
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@prashu228 (25808)
• India
2 Jun 17
I afraid of heights
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
5 Jul 17
Awesome - I have just written about my friend who has climbed Kilimanjaro - any luck you might be heading there next
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@Inlemay (16655)
• South Africa
5 Jul 17
Not on your Nelly
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
5 Jul 17
@Inlemay he he he
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@Inlemay (16655)
• South Africa
26 Jul
@SophieY you have been missing in action lately - almost like me
@jaboUK (54462)
• United Kingdom
3 Jun 17
Wow, what an adventure that was, you must be very proud of yourself for completing it. Hilarious that they can't spell 'point'.
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@Inlemay (16655)
• South Africa
3 Jun 17
there are a few hilarious moments one needs te remember on a hike like this - the spelling error was just one of them
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5 Jun 17
wow, that looks like an amazing adventure
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@BettyB (4220)
• Summerville, South Carolina
4 Jun 17
I'm glad you completed the hike, but I think I'll pass.
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@just4him (120077)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 17
Fabulous slide show. I loved all those great views. There's no way anyone would get me to climb those ladders. You are not feint hearted.
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@ptrikha_2 (8681)
• India
2 Jun 17
Yes very strenuous and tough indeed! I will not try it for sure:) I can instead try for a hiking without this kind of rock climbing. So how is your condition now?
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
2 Jun 17
What a breathtaking place.