I had no idea what the world was like until I was in my mid-twenties, and the truth is, I was a little shocked.
It was hard to believe that it had happened to me.
The thought of climbing the world’s highest elevator is a little like seeing a ghost in a darkened room.
I’d been dreaming of this climb for as long as I could remember.
I was at a school in Glasgow, Scottish Borders, when I was 16.
My father had just been elected to the Scottish Parliament, and I was the youngest of seven boys, two girls and one boy.
We’d climbed the famous staircase at the top of the Tower of London, where it’s said that you can get to heaven.
I loved climbing and had climbed it all my life, even when I wasn’t a kid.
I loved going to climbing competitions, and when I went to a club, I always enjoyed going to parties.
But I also wanted to be a rock climber, and that’s where the staircase came into play.
I started climbing when I turned 17.
That’s when I first climbed the staircase, so I wasn´t quite sure where I was going.
I started climbing at a very young age, but I knew I wanted to climb the tower.
I always knew I was really good, but when I finally climbed it, I didn’t realise how good I was.
I couldn´t believe it.
I fell asleep.
I was at the bottom of the stairs when the bell rang.
I jumped into my father´s arms and I fell down the stairs.
It’s the first time I saw the stairlift, so it was pretty traumatic.
I just had to climb it again, and this time I didn´t fall down the ladder.
It was really a surreal feeling.
The stairs were like a light, and it made me feel like I was on a different planet.
I’ve climbed over 8,000 stairs, and even after that I had climbed the stairs up to the top to get to the roof, but that didn´ti happen until I climbed the stair lift at the Tower.
It just felt so amazing.
I climbed the tower on two occasions in my late 20s, but it was the first I ever climbed it.
That was a dream come true, because I couldn’t believe it myself.
I really feel lucky.
I could have died.
I thought, I don’t know what would have happened to my body if I had died.
But luckily I had a baby.
That gave me a bit of hope.
It took me three years to climb up that tower, but now I know what it feels like.
It is such an amazing experience.
I have a whole life ahead of me, so when I climb that staircase I can look back and see all the things that have happened in the past.
I know it was worth it.