Trying something new can be daunting – especially when it involves a harness, some rope, and a steep rock face. But Michael Hitz of Portland has been wanting to try rock climbing for years.

With guidance from Noah Kleiner (who has loads of experience with first-timers), owner of Equinox Guiding Service in Camden, Michael got to climb outdoors for the first time. Watch the video to see how it went!

Huge thank you to sponsor Spectrum Healthcare Partners for their support with the My First Time series.