Yesterday, Iona and Arran borders headed out to the International Climbing Centre at Ratho.
When we arrived, we clambered into our climbing harnesses and completed a climbing warmup. We split up into six groups, rotating through a number of activities. These included some tricky wall climbs, a 25 metre abseil (definitely not for the fainthearted) and bouldering without harnesses.
The day ended with a competition between Arran and Iona. The challenge involved holding onto a boulder, without using handholds, to see who could keep contact for the longest time. Two boys and girls went head to head over a series of rounds, and it was the Iona girls who were victorious in the end!
We had a wonderful day at this amazing climbing centre, which luckily for us is just down the road. We would like to say a big thank you to the instructors who made sure we were safe for the whole day and to the Fettes team for taking us.
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