The Coffs Harbour Air Force Cadet Squadron work their way down Woronora Dam.
The Coffs Harbour Air Force Cadet Squadron work their way down Woronora Dam. SUBMITTED

Cadets abseil dam walls

DETERMINATION was channelled, attention focused and muscles clenched as the Coffs Harbour Air Force Cadet Squadron abseiled the towering walls of Sydney’s Woronora Dam.

The dam is usually reserved for Special Forces and Police Rescue but the Coffs Coast crew was the first cadet group to attempt the challenge under a pilot program.

Commanding officer Deborah Hoiles said the week-long abseiling activity took the cadets on a number of adventures but at a height of 65m Woronora Dam was the most difficult.

“Some got there, looked down and said ‘I can’t do it’ but they took a deep breath, conquered their fears and were rewarded with a great sense of achievement,” Ms Hoiles said.

“This experience has been thrilling for them and they have grown so much.”



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