How I almost lost my camera (and myself) trying to climb to the top of this waterfall ~
The only way up was a really steep dirt cliff, with a rope hanging down. I accidentally left my camera strap in my car, so I just had to hold the camera normally.
And there I was, dangling from the rope, trying to hoist myself up with only one arm, my limp body flailed hopelessly, while trying to protect my camera and face from the oncoming siege of trees, rocks, and branches.
After many toils and bruised knuckles, I finally made it to the top.
After exploring the hidden paradise at the top of Wainui falls, I had to get back down, and the only way to do that was to use my (already in a lot of pain) hand as a belay device.
I managed to make it back to the bottom, absolutely exhausted, many scratches, and many rope burns. But my camera was in perfect condition, and thats all that really matters 😂🤙🏼