What do you do for a job? I am a reporter for a local newspaper which gives me the chance to do some pretty amazing things. Abseiling 180ft down a sheer cliff face was one of them.
I took part in the Great Devon Dangle, which was a terrifying 180ft abseil down Berry Head cliffs in Hartland, North Devon. This was the most petrifying thing I have ever done. I had never abseiled before so had no clue what to expect.
It was the strangest feeling leaning back off a cliff with nothing but jagged rocks below. I also didn't feel very secure with the rope which was quite thin - but I was assured all would be find - and it was.
As I made my way down the cliff face my instructor shouted at me to try and enjoy it and take in the views. The surroundings were fantastic but to be honest I was just concentrating on getting to the bottom in one piece.
A small group of people completed the Great Devon Dangle and all money raised from it goes to North Devon Hospice - a charity which cares for people with life threatening illnesses.
I am pleased I finished the challenge - but my legs felt like jelly for days afterwards.
Here are some more pictures and write up on thehttp://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Journal-reporter-Nicole-Travers-Wakeford-finishes/story-19911061-detail/story.html North Devon Journal website.