Monday, 29 August 2011

Go Ape!

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Today we did something awesome. We went ape. On Go Ape. Yes. Go Ape is, to quote the website, "a tree-top adventure". You climb along ropes and wires and go down zip wires and up ladders and it's just a great adventure in the great outdoors.

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It's something I've wanted to do for years, but I'd just never done it. When Dan, Kerys and I saw it at a country park the other day, we decided to go for it, so we went home and booked it! Dan's other sister Hannah decided to come too, and a good day was had by all.

Go Ape 1

Well. It was a good day once I got over the scariness. On the very first course, we had to jump off a platform, swing down and hit a rope wall thing. And I couldn't jump. I just froze up. Eek!
Obviously I had to do it (once you were up there, the only way down was to finish the course!), so I sucked it up and went for it. And, despite trembling hands, I made it to the next platform with all limbs intact.

Go Ape 2

Once I got more into it, it became a lot more fun. There were 5 courses in total, and by the third or fourth, I was really enjoying myself, and clipping and unclipping myself became almost second nature.

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Go Ape 4

The zip wires were probably the most fun part - at the end of every course, your reward for getting to the end was to go flying through the trees and feel the wind in your face. Lovely.
Go Ape 3

All 4 of us completed all 5 courses with all of our limbs intact, so we got a certificate each. Hell yeah.

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  1. Yikes! Scary, but looks like it was a lot of fun!

    xoxo, Nali

  2. That looks like such a fun way to spend an afternoon! I would love to go Zip Lining. The only one I know of out here is in Park City - must do more research!

  3. That looks like so much fun!

  4. This looks amazing! I have been wanting to do this for ages but never got round to it. Maybe I'll go soon!

  5. I did this in Quebec ..Arbre en Arbre.

    It was completely awesome. Looks very similar to what you did!

  6. Wow this looks like so much fun. I'm glad you had a good time. Good luck with the start of your job!

  7. Jealous! We have one of those not far from here, and a group of us talked about doing it, but somehow it just never came to be ... maybe next year.

  8. awesome!! i must go there!! its on m list of things to do!!

  9. oooh looks amazing!

  10. FUN!!!!! I love zip-line, so I'm sure this was a ton of fun. Great pictures, btw!!!

  11. haha that looks like fun. We have one of those here in Okinawa but the thought of running facefirst into a giant spider has kept me from it thus far LOL cheers on being braver than me XD


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