Whenever I walk the Seven Sisters coast path, I notice a significant number of people who are prepared to stand – or even sit and eat lunch – on overhanging cliff edges on a stretch of coast that is known for its crumbling rock.
I am not one of these people and I would dearly love to know why they are prepared to take a very obvious risk and why I am not.
Do they simply have no fear or does it never cross their minds that a cliff fall would happen to them?
I’m the same with narrow edges and ridges in the mountains – my fear of falling off them is validated time and time again with stories of it happening yet people continue to do it. I would never take a risk that was unnecessary, just for the thrill of it.
Am I missing a risk-taking gene?
Which one are you? A cliff-edger or a far-away-as-possibler?