Puerto Princesa | First Time to Zipline at Ugong RockThursday, July 12, 2012Ryan Mach
After a gruelling but exciting hike to reach the summit, we emerged at a shelter atop Ugong Rock with a great 360 view of Tagabenit below. Panting and sweating, I took the helmet off and wandered to the edge of the wooden floor to see how high we were. I could feel a tickling sensation sweeping under my feet and the knot in my stomach tightened as I surveyed the zipline cable stretching out over the rice field to a landing platform in a distance.
|Our friend Cri (middle) was the first one to go|
The landing platform which was barely visible from the top of Ugong Rock was filled with men who waved and gave orders through hand movements. I could not remember the instructions given prior to the drop so I clumsily did what they were asking. As soon as I hit the elevated wooden deck, 3 local men began unstrapping me in complete, almost weird silence.