Before my Costa Rica silliness, I had the opportunity to play on the longest canopy tour in the world. Miss Sky navigates through the scenic Costa Rican mountains and forest – it is located on a 2500 acre forest reserve. Like a bird (a very well tethered bird), I soared above the trees and lush landscape on their 21 runs for almost 7 miles.
As many of you know, I am scared of heights, yet I still insist on these adventures. So…for the safety conscious….all of the lines are double wired, 200% of what is required by the Costa Rica tourist board specifications.
The only other professional zip line that I have had the opportunity to hang from is the line over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi. Apparently I traveled 65 mph over 1,394 feet across the gorge – suspended 393 feet. above the Zambezi River! It was scary and amazing. However that day I also did a 364 feet bungee jump…now that shit is silly scary. The bungee cord actually broke on a women this year…she survived!
Here are some more zip lines that look fun! Want to go play?
- Sun City, South Africa
- 6,561 feet/2,000 meters
- 93 mph maximum speed
- 918 feet/280 meters highest point from ground
- Hoonah Icy Straight Point, Alaska
- 5,330 feet/1,625 meters
- 60 mph maximum speed
- 300 feet/91 meters highest point from ground
- 1.5 minute ride time
- Bukidnon, Philippines
- 2,756 feet/840 meters
- 62 mph maximum speed
- 328 feet/100 meters highest point from ground
- *Check out the Flying Lizard!*
The Eye of the Jaguar
- 6,990 feet/2,130 meters
- 68 mph maximum speed
- Constructed with a single cable