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Saturday, October 11, 2008

*"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"

There's something special about climbing a tree that takes you straight back to being a kid.
Feeling the tree bark under your fingers, the sway of the tree in the wind, the smell, everything.
That's one of the reasons that myself, The Heid (pictured above), Fireman Steve and Fat Albert thoroughly enjoyed Go Ape at Aberfoyle today.

Go Ape is essentially just climbing trees with the added excitement of aerial walkways, platforms, Tarzan swings, cargo nets and five or six zip slides, two of which are the longest in the UK at almost half a kilometre long and 150 feet from the valley floor.

You're constantly attached to the safety lines that surround everything by two carabiners, one of which is locked on at any one time, and a safety harness, but after an initial safety briefing you're on your own.

Suffice to say it was a great way to spend three or so hours and I can thoroughly recommend it.

*Bonus points for anyone who can name the film that the title of this post is from, the character and the actor who played him.


Steve said...

Inchy, you seem to have a liking for danger and speed of superhero-proportions... you should set up your own team building facility for corporate managers and local authority layabouts.

Inchy said...

Steve, given some of your recent posts, it sounds like a team building course is exactly what you and your colleagues could do with.

Steve said...

Can I use real bullets?

Inchy said...

I'll order in some 7.92mm armour piercing rounds especially for you. We want to make sure that whoever you fancy taking down stays down. I've got a pretty good idea who it might be mate.

Steve said...

I'm free next weekend. Sign us up.