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Reaching the top is not the point.
Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007 1:15 PM
 
Reaching the top is not the point. Like life, the journey in rock climbing is what matters the most. Whether their journey lasts two hours or two days, rock climbers can benefit from a mental workout as well as a physical one.

Learn how to take that journey on campus with Climbing 101. This course is designed for beginners and is all about learning how to climb safely. The primary focus of the course is on belaying and learning basic climbing calls, climbing knots and trying different belay devices. All necessary equipment is provided. Upcoming sessions start July 24. Cost is $ 40 Student / $50 Regular (per session).

Physically, rock climbing burns fat while strengthening muscles if pursued at a vigorous pace. Mentally, rock climbers exercise their ability to focus fully on a single task, an increasingly rare occurrence in this age of multitasking. Climbers also get practice confronting their fears- the fear of heights, the fear of falling, the fear of equipment failure. Ultimately, the sport can improve your self-confidence - if you learn how to climb safely, that is.

Climbing is a sport that is sociable, challenging, technical and exciting. It is about the freedom and vitality gained from efficient, graceful movement and the skillful harnessing of energy.

Come experience the freedom and exhilaration of taking a great journey all on campus in a safe friendly environment.

 
For more information, contact:
Bjorn Billehaug
Adult Program Coordinator
Sport and Active Living Centre
billehau@cc.umanitoba.ca
Phone: (204) 474-7062
 
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