|Posted by Ruzzeh|
As other people have said, there are many of us out there.
The only problem is, as a female, I'm scared to go by myself so I only get to explore when I rarely find someone that I can drag with me.
I imagine that other girls have similar problems, so maybe that is why you see less
Small steps at a time.
Anyone who never feels fear is a fool.
Fear is your friend, listen to it but temper it with sound reasoning and judgement.
If something seems like a bad idea, it probably is.
Learn and respect your limits.
Never be afraid to bug out if the situation appears to be going above the level you're capable of handling saftly.
I stopped a climb a couple years ago because of a sketchy 5 foot section of a ladder half way up; no regrets. Every time I climb I feel fear to some degree and make sure I don't screw up. First time I free climbed over 20 feet I was 6 yo and it was the same then as it is now over half a century later.
Never think that anyone can save you from yourself.
You have to make yourself fully accountable for your actions be it alone or with a group.
Make no mistake, falls and structural collapse are the biggest risks you face.
Exploring solo teaches you self reliance, forces you to think and act soundly.
It is a valuable skill worth learning.
It's your big brain that makes you formidable ... if you use it.