I stand atop the steel pole and take a few deep breaths. There is nothing to hold onto, and balance is key.
Then I jump.
The ropes catch me before I can even recover my breath.
I’ve done it. I’ve completed the Cougar Perch, the hardest part of the Challenge Course at Washington State University.
I agreed to navigate the Challenge Course and convinced my roommate, Bryn, to come along. But when we showed up and saw the huge structure behind the Student Recreation Center, I almost changed my mind. After staring at the ropes and tall metal poles for a few minutes, we forced … » More …