Over the Edge

Hello! I am back from my various projects. Thank you for your patience while I’ve been gone. In the next few weeks, I’ll share some of my activities and wandings with all of you. First up, is Over the Edge. This was a fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Nashua. People raise money for the privilege or rappelling down a twenty-story building in Manchester, NH. And yes, that is me in these images.

I didn’t plan to rappel that day. My role was as a volunteer. This is one of their larger fund raising events. We have a great local United Way, so I told them I’d volunteer for the whole day. Another man and I managed their GoPro cameras for the day. We handed them out, taught people how to use them, and later downloaded the videos.

At the end of the day, there were two open slots which they offered to my co-volunteer and I. We were very fortunate. A benefit of doing this last minute was that I didn’t have time to overthink it. As soon as we said, “yes”, we were told to go get harnesses and gear. It was scary but all day we’d watched the team that supervises the rappelling. They were pros. It was a lot of fun but also a lot of work. If you’d like to see the footage from my camera, please click the link https://youtu.be/QSTFgFkdCuY

39 thoughts on “Over the Edge

  1. lois

    “You’re on your own”–yikes! This was so great, Chris! Seeing the reflection in the glass was a pretty cool perspective of how high you were. And I was cheering along with the rest of them when you touched ground. I was surprised to hear it as a workout–how so?

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Lois. You had to hold position and manage the ropes. I think if you have experience, it’s easier. But for a tense neophyte, it took a lot of effort. When I took the GoPro camera off other people’s helmets, the helmet liners were often soaked in sweat from the effort.

  2. Ashley

    Goodness, Chris! I had vertigo just looking at your photos and watched the video with my eyes narrowed! Well done! Now for a rest. 🥇🥇🙋‍♂️

  3. Annie

    Bravo. Job well done for a good cause. I knew you made it safely but I was still tense watching the video. The ground never seemed to get closer until I heard voices beneath you.

  4. Kirt D Tisdale

    I applaud you for doing this! I have an issue with heights and not sure how well I would handle it, but having it presented to you at the last minute without time to over think it….probable would try it!! Good cause!!


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