On July 22nd, Chris Falco successfully rappelled down the 40-story Martin Selig Building in downtown Seattle in support of Seattle Humane’s Mission Impawsible.
No fright, no fatigue, no spinning! When asked if there was a fear-factor when scaling over the edge, Chris responded, “Not really, with one exception…”
Apparently, getting your weight off the roof and into the harness is the most difficult part of the rappel. You are literally standing on the edge of the building and asked to step over the edge and transfer your weight from the comfort of solid footing into the unknown, no-man’s land!
After that, you just work with the gear and equipment provided, including a full-body industrial harness and industrial descender to go down. It takes 5 – 15 minutes, depending on individual speed.
The best part is that Seattle Humane was able to raise approximately $110,000 with this fundraising effort! We are so lucky to be part of such a giving community. Thank you for your support!