Adventure Walk

swinging log
Description
:
The adventure walk is a large element that consists of 4 different smaller elements which consist of:
A) Burma Bridge: members as a group attempt to traverse across the cable as a group, using each other for help
B) Trolley: A participant starts on the platform while on belay. The participant is then properly clipped into a zip pulley that allows the participant to ride the pulley down the cable to a point where he/she is stopped by a gravity braking system
C) Traverse Grape Vine: members attempt to walk across the foot cable using the various support ropes (vines) for assistance
D) Swinging Log: a group attempts to traverse across the moving log in any way which is possible


Set Up:
Burma Bridge: A cable is strung tautly between poles or trees at a height of no more than 2 ½ feet above the ground in a straight line. Turnbuckles are used on each cable which allow a convenient put up and take down capability. Always connect the traversing rope and check all cables and connections to make sure they are tight. Ropes may be placed on the sides if desired to help participants cross.
Trolley: A long cable attached to a pole with a platform below the cable, descends to a stationary anchor point (pole). A participant is attached to a zip pulley, which rides down the cable.
Traverse Grape Vine: A cable is strung tautly between poles or trees at a height of no more than 2 ½ feet above the ground in a straight line. Turnbuckles are used on each cable which allow a convenient put up and take down capability. Always connect the traversing rope and check all cables and connections to make sure they are taught. Every 10-15 feet ropes hang down and allow the participants to use them to assist one in getting across the element.
Swinging Log: A horizontally positioned log suspended between two poles by cables. The belay cable is positioned above the log, parallel to the ground and at a height of nine to ten feet above the log. The belay rope should be on each side of the log.

Special Instructions/Safety:
• The facilitator and all those participants not yet on the cable, should act as spotters. Spotting is very essential on this element
• If a tension traverse, swing, or multi vine is part of the crossing, make sure that at least one spotter is assigned to the person making the attempt
• All individuals must have at least one foot in contact with the cable at all times.
• Participants must contract with their spot team before stepping on the cable.
• Participants should not lunge, leap, or jump while on cable.
• The entire team should do whatever they need to do to support the participants as they travel along the cable.
• If participants are going to fall, they should not fight the falling tendency and should step down off the cable.
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