Adventures and Sports
Cross Davao Oriental's Flashy Falls & Do The Monkey Walk
Ida Damo | Apr 23, 2015
How do you make a monkey walk? No, you just don’t raise your arms, plaster a goofy smile on your face and simply walk.
Aliwagwag’s monkey walk would require a harness, a body strap, and a helmet.
Oh and if you are faint hearted, you would need lots of courage. But for the adventurous soul, this is one challenge that you can easily ace.
I was reluctant to try it at first because I was already short of breath from the slippery climb to the monkey walk site. I even slipped on the mud! But foregoing this activity would make my Aliwagwag experience lacking.
And so with a lot of egging from the Maayong Buntag Mindanao team, I donned the safety gears and braced myself for the walk.
With the mist spraying on my face, the cable undulating as I made each movement, arms stretched on both sides of the steel cables while the water rampages below, I carefully balanced each foot on the cable and took one step after another.
With just a few steps, you get the hang of it and learn to enjoy the mist, the sight of the falls, and even look down at the white water.
After getting used to it, you can already let go of one of the cables and strike a pose.
It is exhilarating as you conquer your fear of heights while appreciating the beauty of Aliwagwag.
So take up the challenge and go monkey walking!