Owning an aerial adventure park was never supposed to happen for me. Most of my life I was petrified of heights. It wasn’t until – at my husbands urging – that I finally gathered the courage to try a high ropes course. At first, I was mortified. But with motivation from their great staff members and the security I felt by being strapped in on the line, I found confidence I never knew I had.
Now, my husband and I are owners of Boundless Adventures in Purchase, NY (see all of our aerial adventure parks) and live to give other people a chance to conquer their fear of heights and explore life in the trees. So, to give you a little motivation to try out zip lining for yourself, check out these 4 facts on ziplines.
Overcome your fear of heights
- Ziplines are popular everywhere. There are commercial ziplines in 26 European countries (even a country called Andorra which I hadn’t even heard of before!), 14 countries in Asia, and even 3 countries in Africa (South Africa, Mauritius and Nambia. And of course there is a commercial zip line in every state in the U.S.
- The longest zipline in the world is in the United Arab Emirate. At 9,290 feet the longest zipline in the world reaches speeds of 150km/h.
- Some people zip line for 12 hours straight! The longest zipline course is the Screaming Eagle. It had 135 ziplines and spans 39,127 feet in Whitesburg, GA.
- Jack Reynolds zip lined at 106! He set his 3rd world record on April 6, 2018 when he zip lined at the age of 106 in the United Kingdom – on his birthday!
Why zipline at Boundless Adventures – Purchase, NY?
There are so many reasons Boundless Adventures is the right place to overcome your fear of heights: