A few weeks ago a friend messaged me and asked if I’d be interested in doing the EdgeWalk atop the CN tower here in Toronto in celebration of her husband’s birthday. Without hesitating I said yes despite it never having been on my bucket list of things I must do. In fact, I’m fairly certain that when the EdgeWalk opened in 2011 I said it was something I would never do.
For weeks every time I thought about what I had agreed to do I got butterflies in my stomach the size of pterodactyls, but this past Saturday I rode an elevator up 116 stories and stepped outside 356m (1,168ft) above Toronto and took a little stroll.
I can say now that it was fun, but while I was up there I have no problem admitting I was a bit scared. Heck – you can see it in the video – at points I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do the ‘activities’. I’m not generally afraid of heights, but there’s something about peering over the edge at that altitude with just a couple of ropes to hold you up that’s a bit terrifying.
Now that I’ve done it I can honestly say it’s an adventure I’d recommend. Walking around on the outside of a building at that height is completely crazy and totally nuts, so therefor it’s something you should try if you can
I did learn one thing from this adventure – I’ll never go bungee jumping. It’s one thing to peer over the edge at that height – it’s another thing completely to leap off. Never going to happen.