'OK then, I'll go next.' I walked over to the bit of the gorge I thought was best for climbing.
'What are you doing? We don't have a rope!' M said as I lowered myself over the edge, finding my first foothole.
'Don't worry about it, I can go without.' And then I started my descent.
'You're mad, you do know that.' Someone shouted down to me.
'I know, don't you just love it,' I joked. I felt my foot slip and suddenly my whole body fell towards the bottom of the gorge. I held on tightly with my fingers to the tiny ledges they had ben holding as my legs flailed around trying to find something to stand on.
'Dotty! Right foot a bit more to your left.' A voice from down below yelled up at me. Sure enough the voice was right and I regained control over the situation.
'Thanks!' I yelled back. I decided that I should probably concentrate for the rest of the way down and I could feel the rest of the group sigh with relief when both my feet were back on the ground.
'So what's down here.' I don't think anyone could have answered me that, it was kind of dark and I don't know if this was just me but I couldn't see much.
'I'm not sure, but we need to get across to the other side of the gorge.' Cyrstal said looking at her book. 'This isn't shown on here and I don't know if there's anything waiting for us so I suggest we get moving quickly.'