Kidron Valley

We woke up this morning for an early breakfast at the campsite.  We packed up our belongings and loaded on to buses towards the Mar Saba Monastery - a church complex more than 1600 years old settled on a ridge overlooking the Kidron Valley.  Led by our fearless leader, Wa’el from PalTerhal, we walked along a nearby ridge to a spot where we were able to rappel down the cliff wall.  Wa’el attached a rope to the top of the cliff and showed us how to successfully make our way down the wall.  Those among us who were not scared took turns scaling down the rock face, carefully harnessed and protected.  Once everyone who wanted to attempt this feat had successfully made their way down, we made our way back to the buses and back to the school, ending the day early.