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Wednesday
Aug222007

No head for heights

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Spent last Saturday up a tree after after foolishly agreeing to take part in a Go Ape course. The idea is simple, after a short training talk you clip yourself into a harness and safety line and go bombing around the tree tops. Extremely narrow platforms and aerial walkways are interspersed by epic zip wires strung across a steep sided valley. Fun? well only when it finished. I can quite truthfully say it scared the bejesues out of me while i did it. The fact Alice and Jake were happily skipping ahead of me ment I didn't have the option to bottle it. Looking back it was an amazing experience. -just terrifying while i was doing it. The Go Ape brand was set up by Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew in 2001. Its a great business idea working in partnership with the Forestry Commission to get us city dwellers into the great outdoors. Currently running at 7 locations in the UK and turning over 6m this year, it's a classic 'why didn't I think of that idea' team_climb.jpg

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