The JIG training program not only equip us with skills in a classroom-based environment, but also allows us to develop life skills in an external environment. We recently participated in an indoor climbing event at the Nordwandhalle, for which, communication skills and trust were the key for success.
As a first climbing experience for most of the JIGs, we had a lot of mixed feelings…stress, fear, excitement invaded the room, but most of all, we were all thrilled to share yet another adventure together.
We started the activity by splitting into groups of three and each participant had a relevant role. One was the climber, the other one the holder, and the third person was in charge of untangling the ropes and ensuring the overall security. First tryouts were difficult, but as the evening went on, we all gained self-confidence and were able to trust our team.
The evening ended with a delicious hamburger buffet, and we all left the place feeling full and tired but most importantly, proud of ourselves, and proud of our whole team.