Friday, February 16, 2007

Global balancing.. Whats it all about!

People have been asking 'why do yo stand on the edge of a cliff on one leg'.. All we can say is 'why not'. Its hard to justify things in life and at the end of the day we just do them anyway. Ok, its not an extreme sport, we know that (although you dont want to slip, trust me), its just play time for us, but when you've hiked up from the the bottom of a canyon, pushed hard all the way and your legs feel like jelly, its a great challenge to stand on the edge, control your balance in high winds while watching your footing and getting all spaced out looking down at the ground below... Its just about having fun, no strings attached...

Its not just about the balancing part, its the whole package deal for us. At the end of the day you get a wicked day out climbing up somewhere with ya mates, great banter, mind blowing scenery and at the end of it all, a great opportunity to get a slight buzz and capture some good pictures before going the pub for some beers and a slap up meal... We've bungeed, jumped out of planes, crashed mountain bikes.. been there, got the t-shirts.. but being able to do something different, throw a different twist into every weekend, is what its all about for us..... beats sitting playing on Playstation or staring at a TV all day.

We hope you like some of the pictures we have put on so far.. Click on them for a bigger size. When we travel abroad on our next active brits mission or during our hiking, biking, climbing trips in the UK, if we find a good spot, we'll take some more..

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Respect to you all..

The active Brits posse.


markowe said...

I was recently on a mountain biking trip (described on my blog) and I just have to say, anyone who thinks this extreme one-legged balancing is a bit of a p-take, well it ain't no joke, I can tell you!

I gave it a try, on a pretty modest rocky outcrop, near the mouth of the cave you can see on my blog, only a hundred or so feet up, and I'll tell you I bottled it straight away - the first wobble, and I was out of there! I didn't even have time to get someone to take a pic!

So respect to one-legged extreme balancing!!

psychs said...

Hey Markowe, good to hear from you mate. So you had a go at the one leg balancing, nice one.. Its all a bit of fun.. I did another one at the weekend but it was a bit shakey.. I'd just climbed 600m up a steep embankment on a hike, the wind was gusting in excess of 60mph and the legs were wobbling a bit with tiredness. I managed to just pull the obligitory stance while leaning in to the wind but was a close call. I'm hoping the photograph came out ok.

Keep us informed of your next attempt and we'll put the pics on the blog :o).

All the best with the biking mate.

Psychs (from the active brits posse).

markowe said...

I'll probably just try it on, like, a log or something :)

Cheers mate,