I’ve always considered myself a risk taker, a dare devil of some sort. I’m always up for a good challenge! However, The Latest Craze, Portaledge, I might pass on! In case you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s the newest craze of camping out on a ledge after your rock climb. Just pitching a tent on the edge of a mountain. Doesn’t seem so awful, but if you notice the distance to the ground, it’s far!
As if rock climbing isn’t dangerous enough, they throw a wrench in it and hang from the ledge camping for days. I guess this is better than the original hammock once used, a portaledge is designed better. They’re constructed with a flat platform and look similar to a tent. It provides mores shelter on rainy days hanging out on a ledge.
An average Portaledge ranges for 100- 500 dollars. Some suggest that you cannot put a price tag on experience and the unbelievable scenery. It gives the average camper a bit of edge and a serious adrenaline rush! Probably not ideal for pets and kids. I have a hard time believing that they wouldn’t experiment with the drop to the ground below.
Seems pretty simple. After a long hard day of rock climbing you give in to your exhaustion and hang your tent from the cliff you decide to stop on. Arrange your sleeping gear and grab a quick bite out of your backpack. Fall asleep to the amazing stars above or to the green treetops below, your choice. Feel the overwhelming sense of security knowing that there probably isn’t that much wildlife approaching you that far up. Unless of course a pterodactyl resurfaces, then worry.
Perhaps one day Woolx Life will experiment with a portaledge, we’ve got the perfect base layer for those cold nights out on a ledge. Or better yet, Woolx is so well made you could tie your base layers together and climb down and crawl into a safe, comfortable tent on the ground. Either Way, Bring Woolx along !