Aerial Treks

All of our Aerial Treks have something for everyone – some are on poles, some are on trees, some ar ehigh and some are low – some are easy and some more challenging! All of them make you smile (other emotions may also be on display!)

Tree Trek

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4 meters off the ground – high enough to get your heart beat up.  Our tree trek at Telford is perfect for those who want a challenge but are not quite ready to go to the max! It’s also enjoyable and very safe with no need to unclip at any stage of your adventure.  Climb, swing, slide, balance and jump your way around the obstacles.

Low Course

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Both Baggeridge and Sandwell are equipped with a 3m low course, perfect for building confidence and delivering programmes to the less confident and those with disabilities and special needs! it does test your nerve and is suitable for all ages and abilities from 5 upwards.  It uses an extremely safe ‘nico’ rail safety – meaning that participants are always clipped on and secure.

Saferoller

At Sandwell we use the ‘saferoller’ system to provide ultimate safety.  All of the elements and obstacles span 8m gaps – balance on the hanging islands, slide down the zipwire, climb the cargo net and shuffle along the wire – all 30′ above ground

High Course - 'Bornack'

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The Telford site uses Bornack for safety on the high course.  This innovative system means that participants are always secure and it is impossible to unclip.  It also means that adventurers can choose the route that they want to go and avoid any ‘traffic jams’.

Zipwires, powerfans, climbs

All of our sites are equipped with these exhilerating activities – guaranteed  to get the adrenaline pumping. There are different activities at each site so please have a look at the descriptions below to get a bit more information.

Big Zipwires

SONY DSCAll of our sites are equipped with long, steep and fast zipwires, ranging between 60 and 100m.  All use braking systems to slow you down – all are instructor supervised. You will reach speeds of up to 60km/h on our zipwires!! that will definitely put a smile on your face!

powerfans

DSC_4886Stand on a platform 40′ above the ground and contemplate your next move?  our fan descenders offer the exhilerating sense of falling – you fall quickly and then the safety system slows you down before you land.  Most people still crumple to the ground in fits of laughter.  The most exciting part is making the decision to step off the platform

Saferoller zipwires

DSC_2007Both Telford and Sandwell have zipwires built into the saferoller courses, meaning that you complete and obstacle, have a zip to the next challenge and continue…on your own in the knowledge that you are safe. These zips are exhilerating and also test your courage and confidence in your own ability.

climbs

CTTE-243 Closer to the Edge has climbing walls at all of their sites. All use auto-belay systems but we can also instruct on belay techniques for participants when required so taht the wall can be used as a team event.  Our walls at Telford and Derby are ‘real rock’ effect and 30′ high.  Sandwell has a 40′ high wooden wall with hand holds.

Team challenges

We have a selection of Team Challenges at our sites.  All of these test your ability to work together, problem solve, and succeed – whilst conquering your fears.  These challenges are not available for normal packages (Dropzone, Adrenaline Zone, Extreme Edge and Ultimate Edge).  We only deliver these tasks on the corporate, school and clubs+party deals

climbs

 Closer to the Edge has climbing walls at all of their sites. All use auto-belay systems but we can also instruct on belay techniques for participants when required so that the wall can be used as a team event.  Our walls at Telford and Derby are ‘real rock’ effect and 30′ high.  Sandwell has a 40′ high wooden wall with hand holds.

Jacob's Ladder

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A really exciting team challenge that requires a huge amount of encouragement and physical support.  3 or 4 members of the group try to reach the top – the team members at the bottom are responsible for belay and safety under the close supervison of our instructors.  The ladder rungs get further apart the higher the team ascends….!

High All-Aboard

team building

It sounds simple….all you have to do is stand on a 2′ x 2′ wooden square…along with 3 of your family, friends or colleagues. But first you have to get to the top of the totem pole that supports the platform – 30′ off the ground.  It will definitely make your knees wobble.

High see-saw

team work

Balance on the see-saw after climbing with 3 others to the top of the 30′ pole.  Test your skills and nerve, support eachother, laugh, cry, scream….You are always roped up, safe, and supported by instructors and other team members.

Gladiator Challenge

climbing/balancing

Best described as a vertical obstacle course.  Once again participants are roped up and safe.  The challenge is to reach the top of the climb, negotiating peg-climbs, cargo nets and tires along the way.  This adventure is for 2 people at a time so an element of competition can sometimes add a bit of spice.

totem poles

closer to the edge

There are 2 of these at Baggeridge – they are fantastic challenges that involve the team supporting 2 climbers, with the objective of climbing to the top of the totem pole.  You will be surprised at what you can achieve, even more surprised at the overwhelming sense of surprise that you experience when you succeed.

Leap of faith

You’ve all seen the circus acts! now you can be a real life acrobat!  Choose the distance that you want to leap and go for it! you will be roped up and safe so no problem if you miss! this facility is at baggeridge only, we will only use it for very special ocassions! there is also the option to do this alongside a friend!

your safety

All of our courses use modern safety systems that negate the need for participants to unclip. This means that we can accomodate children as young as 5 and can guarantee their safety and enjoyment. But don’t forget – high ropes challenge is not just for children – it is an ideal activity for adults, teams, families, schools, people with disabilities…. the list goes on, and we believe that we are excellent at getting the best out of everybody.

safety systems

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Saferoller We use the saferoller system  for the wire elements of the course.  This means that participants are permanently attached to our system and are never required to unclip unless under the direct supervision of our instructors.

 

 

_DSC7232_008_005 Niko Rail The niko rail is used on the low courses at Baggeridge and Sandwell.  Once again when a participant is attached to this system there is no requirement to unclip. The advantage of the Niko rail is that instructors can easily and quickly assist – it also means that we are able to provide a much higher level of support for adventurers with disabilities.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Equipment Our equipment is maintained to a very high level and regularly inspected and audited.  We have harnesses and helmets to fit everyone, all equipment is checked by our instructors once fitted.  The wearing of helmets on our courses is mandatory.

Instructors

SONY DSCOur lead instructors go through a rigorous and comprehensive training programme before they become operational. All to the European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) standard.  We use an independant technical support company to ensure that our procedures are always safe and up-to-date.

Your wellbeing

SONY DSCOur highly qualified, committed and experienced team use an extensive military training, corporate and educational background to ensure that your experience is memorable. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional experiences whilst safeguarding your physical, social and emotional wellbeing.