On June 24, 2022, we SKSers went up high.
It was a very sunny day, hot, dry, sticky. Best conditions to visit a climbing park in the middle of Berlin 😊. Planned - done. With as little clothing as possible, but all the more sunscreen, we met in Mitte district of Berlin. After putting on our safety harnesses and helmets, we already felt like real professionals. The short briefing was followed by a test turn on the floor and a few easy routes on the first floor. Pretty quickly we were drawn further up.
On the second and third floors we tested our skills: shimmying at dizzy heights, climbing on a sloping climbing wall, riding bikes, balancing on thin timbers and taking a seat in the beach chair at the very top to linger and enjoy the view. Our hands suffered a little, they are usually only used to typing... To come down we used the "short way" over the free fall. Natali dared to be the first to go down – many of us followed!
A small group of colleagues, who didn't really want to enjoy the climbing, played beach volleyball with full dedication. Some even played until their knees gave out or their pants ripped and beyond.
After the sporting part, we met in the beach bar, enjoyed a snack and cool drinks. As night fell, the fire was lit and conversations flew in all directions.
It was a great afternoon and a wonderful evening. Thanks to Nelly for the amazing organization.