Any adventurous activity is made much safer by the presence of a loyal and trustworthy companion (or two).

Rock climbing is no exception. As rock climbing is being re-introduced to the EARJ this year, the student rock climbing president asked the coach to begin with some trust-building exercises within the students.

One of the exercises chosen is called the ‘trust fall’. A student stands on an elevated platform with their back to the group, and the group asks.

“How much do you trust us?”

” I trust you” They respond (hopefully!)

“Prove it!” replies the group. At this point the individual falls backwards, trusting completely that the group will safely arrest their fall.

So, the journey towards trust begins.