High ropes course will be free after Labor Day

The Challenge course will feature its open air adventure after Labor Day for free for the campus community.

The Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure course opened at the start of the fall semester 2016 and offers many activities for people to enjoy.

Sarah Williams, Senior Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Adventure, explains what the High Ropes Course is and how the community can use it.

“The course is a three-level aerial park with a wide variety of obstacles,” Williams said. “In total, there are 21 different challenges spread across the three tiers.”

There is also a wide variety of activities that the high ropes course includes.

“The challenge course also features a QuickFlight free fall device which simulates approximately 20 seconds of free fall, a giant seesaw, the 44-foot veterans climbing tower which is used for rock climbing and abseiling, and a 280-foot double zip line,” Williams said. .

Many of these activities can be a good alternative for a workout, a good way to fight vertigo, or a good place to just find a place to have fun and meet other members of the community.

“The Challenge Course is a great way to meet other students, gain confidence with heights, bond as a team or group, or just have fun with friends,” Williams said.

There are also open air days and other events, such as the Zip and S’more event on August 31, or a Giant Swings and Giant Smoothies taking place on September 13.

The course is located at 1767 Go Bucs Trail, with accessible parking in lot 22.

Before visiting the challenge course, you must reserve it by submitting an application form. Groups can book by submitting a request form to the Outdoor Adventure section of the campus recreation site.

For more information on the High Ropes Course, email [email protected] or visit Campus Recreation at https://www.etsu.edu/students/campusrec/.

  • Kaitlyn Thomas is a sophomore majoring in Media and Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. She is a writer for the East Tennessean.

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