The first contact with the gigantic yellow crane where the platform is placed had a different meaning for each participant. To reach the 26 meters high platform, divers were secured with a complete climbing gear – helmet, harness, rope and carabiner. It was quite an exhausting climb (100 stairs) followed by an aesthetic cooling!
Local diver Nigel Droog also joined the session and started with a 15 metres dive. Being a guest diver at the Red Bull Cliff Diving Series is a key moment for his career and maybe a first step into this incredible and demanding sport. In the end of the day, after working his way up with two prior steps (15 and 19 metres), the 19-year old decided to dive all the way from the 26 metres platform – but this was just a test dive without any somersaults or turns.
Action to be continued tomorrow!