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The Challenge Course

Aerial Challenge

Our challenge course is an experiential adventure program which is intended to invite groups and individuals to participate in a series of tailor made activities which involve the taking of perceived mental, physical and emotional risks. The course is a series of ropes cables and timber platforms designed to provide an individually challenging environment.

Safety and cooperation and the development of the individual via achievement are all essential elements and these qualities are emphasized by trained facilitators who guide participants through the course. Our challenge-by-choice approach enables each individual to experience success in the context of their own aspirations. We have found that on the challenge course, the greatest successes are rarely measured in terms of the height climbed or the distance leapt. In a team building adventure everyone has a role to play.

Our course consists of two locations, The Aerial elements which are constructed on a network of pre-stressed utility poles and are up to 10m above the ground and our low element course which is only a few inches.

Design

Both high and low courses are constructioned to guidelines laid down by the ACCT. The ACCT is a trade organization, serving Challenge Course Professionals all over the world. The purpose of the association is to promote the use of Challenge Courses and to set minimum standards for Challenge Course installation, operation and inspection. Originally founded by vendors, ACCT members are now predominantly Challenge Course managers and facilitators, ACCT has been setting challenge course standards since 1993, and is now accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developer. www.acct.org

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Protection and Equipment

All of our high elements are protected by a dynamic belay system controlled by supervising staff from ground level. All participants wear a full body harness and helmet.

All belay and lifeline ropes used on the challenge courses are dynamic and a full equipment and usage log is kept for all gear and regualr inspections carried out.

Manufacturers used are as follows:
Full body gear and helmets + hardware: Camp
Sit harnesses and belay hardware: Mad Rock
Pulleys + additional hardware: Petzl
Rope and cordage: Beal

All equipment in accordance with European Standards: EN 992, EN 12277, EN12492 & EN12275

Aerial Elements

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Below are a selection of elements under the current course configuration. The course is designed so that foot and hand cables can be varied to give a large number of different elements to enable us to tailor the Aerial challenge to the widest range of participants.

Burma Bridge
A steel foot cable with two rope hand rails in a “V” configuration. this is the introduction to the exposure of high elements.

Postmans Walk
A single steel foot cable with a single slightly slack rope hand line. This traverse requires slightly more balance and confidence.

Hanging Vines
Ropes hanging from an overhead cable on either side of the steel foot cable provide the means of balance and support for this traverse. Technique is everything on this element.

Etriers
The most challenging traverse on our course. Etriers are single rung ladders suspended 1 metre apart from an overhead cable.

The Beam
An eight inch teak log, 7 metres long. The task is to walk from one end to the other. Easy when on the ground, but slightly more challenging 4 stories up in the air.

Leap of Faith
A seemingly easy task, simply climb to the top of the 6 metre pole, stand up on the top of the pole and then leap forward to strike the ball hanging a few metres in front. All that is required is complete confidence in your teammates !

Overhead Wire
In addition to our fixed elements we have an overhead safety cable system that allows us to operate a range of exciting and adventurous stunts. Ranging from “the orange box tower” to the “flying squirrel”. These tasks can be tailored to the requirements of the groups and provide everything from complex problems to flat out exciting.

Zip Wire
The Zip is a 100m steel cable that the participant leaves the course by. The cable exits at 9m high from the Aerial challenge course and descends down over the campsite to a large tree and catch netting on the river bank at the edge of the Wild Lodge. Participants land on the catch netting at 4m high and then either are belayed or “crab claw” themselves down to the ground

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Low Elements

Our purpose built, on-site, low element course is a great training ground encouraging communication and cooperation between participants. Individuals are able to build confidence whilst also developing balance and coordination skills. Each element requires the collective contributions of the team, engendering ideas, support and effort towards a common team goal.

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The low elements are set in amongst the trees of the lodge area giving a pleasant outdoor environment with the hills of Khao Yai as an ever present backdrop.

Chasm Crossing
This element requires the team to devise a way to travel from one side of the “chasm” to the the other using only the planks given to them. No single plank is sufficient to bridge the gap and the solution is not as obvious as it may appear. The team will require patience, planning and cooperation to achieve a successful outcome.

Mohawk Walk
Success on this element is based on the groups ability to communicate effectively and exhibit positive group dynamics The task is to move from start to finish along a number of taut cables using a combination of hand ropes and hanging “vines”. Safety and spotting duties are carried out by fellow team members. Further challenge and group interaction can be generated by blindfolding some team members.

Beam
Standing on a narrow beam the team are told to rearrange the order (e.g tallest at one end, smallest at the other) without touching the ground. Changing places in a limited space without losing balance requires teamwork, concentration and effective levels of communication within the team.

Spiders Web
The team are given the task of passing each team member though the various shaped holes of the human sized web without coming into contact with a single strand of the web. Once a space is used then the opening is no longer available to the rest of the team. A great deal of trust and “full term” planning is needed for successful completion.

The Wall
The task is simple, get all the team members up and over the eight foot wooden wall. In order to achieve this objective the team will need to both physically and mentally support each other. This challenge is an excellent opportunity for team members to provide motivation and encouragement to each other.

Slack Line#1
A steel foot cable spaning between a network of columns and two handlines only fastened at a single point in an adjacent tree. The challenge is to move the entire group across the network, passing off handlines from one to another.

Slack Line#2
A 1 inch tape stretched between two columns, the ultimare challenge of balance. Spotted by team members participants will attempt to emulate the great Harry Houdini and other high wire walkers of the past, all be it a few inches from the ground.

All Aboard
The task is simple, get all the team members up and over the eight foot wooden wall. In order to achieve this objective the team will need to both physically and mentally support each other. This challenge is an excellent opportunity for team members to provide motivation and encouragement to each other.

Tailoring the Program

Whilst the underlying themes of our challnge course are that of personal development, team building and groups dynamics, facilitators will make sure that all challenges are creative, exciting and most importantly - fun.

We have a large number of additional challenges that are not listed and our facilitators will work with you to ensure we achieve the right balance of challenges for your group or organization.