Over The Edge is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, and this is the second year that it’s been in Portland. I was all signed up to do it last year (I jumped all over the opportunity), but I broke my knee that week, so I had to pass. For an entire year, I’ve been Jonesing to do it, and I got the opportunity!
If I had a craft a word to describe it, I’d say it was Thrillxhausting (Thrilling + Exhausting). You are controlling your descent by pulling a little lever, and holding rope in the other hand. So about 3/4 the way through it, I was SPENT.
BUT, I did take the opportunity to spin around and soak in the moment. I realize that most folks don’t get to do the stuff that I get to do, so I try not to take it for granted. And WHOO! What a view. DAMN, what a view.
www.overtheedgeusa.com if you’re interested in doing it yourself! Still spots available!