What an awesome dude! I can only wish that I will live as long; and that I will still have a robust sense of adventure and fun! See the link below for the full story from Guinness Book of World Records.
Micheal Wake of Aerial Parks Safety and Consultation brings years of experience to our design and build at Tanzip Zipline! Based Canada, Mike has worked all over the world and past projects include the new MistRider and Wildplay at Niagara Falls.
Mike is also providing the zipline safety and operations training for our aerial guides and staff according to international safety standards, including height safety training and first aid.
We look forward to working with Aerial Parks for our expansion of the adventure park and the next zipline location!
- How should I prepare for the Tanzip zipline experience?
- There is minimal preparation required! You must wear closed toed shoes, and long hair must be tied securely or worn under a bandana. Short shorts and skirts are not permitted (knee length shorts are allowed).
- Hats are not advisable (they will fly off!)
- Remove items from your pockets. They are likely to fall out due to the way you sit in the harness. Items can be left securely at the Tanzip office.
- Heavy canvas or leather palmed gloves are recommended. Bring your own, or zipline gloves are available for purchase at your Tanzip orientation for $5.
- Gum, candy, smoking, and alcohol are not permitted during the tour.
- What happens in bad weather?
- Tanzip Zipline continues to operate in light rains, however extreme rain, high winds, and lightening in the area would result in the lines closing until the weather clears. Guests may be asked to wait or will be offered a “rain check” to come back another day.
- Are there age/ weight/ health restrictions?
- Participants must be at least 7 years old
- Participants must weigh at least 23 kg/ 50 lbs
- Maximum weight is 130 kg/ 285 lbs
- Participants must be able to walk a short distance on uneven terrain and climb a ladder
- It is not recommend to participate while pregnant due the fitting of the harness across the abdomen
- If you have health concerns, consult your physician (for example heart disease, vertigo, fear of heights, seizures)
- Can I participate if I’ve been drinking alcohol?
- No, participating in the zipline tour is not considered safe when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Do I tip my guides?
- It is customary to tip guides in Tanzania. Our guides work extra hard to make your tour fun, safe, and memorable; they also act as your personal photographer. As usual tipping depends on your satisfaction with your guide!
- Do I have to sign a waiver?
- All participants must sign a release of responsibility waiver upon arrival. Riders participate at their own risk.
- Can I bring my camera?
- Cameras are welcome; however, you are solely responsible for its transport and condition. We cannot be responsible for any valuables dropped or damaged from the tour. If you have a mechanism to secure your camera to yourself while zipping, such as a lanyard or zipped pocket then yes. Your guide will also be taking high quality photos of your group, which will be available for purchase at the completion of your tour.
- Is it safe?
- Tanzip Zipline Adventure course is built and operated according to ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) standards and is compliant with the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) code of conduct established in Ontario, Canada.
- Ziplines and equipment are inspected daily.
- Adventure sports activities have inherent risk. All participants are provided with a safety orientation prior to going on the course, and safety remains the top priority throughout the activity.
- All participants must sign a release of responsibility waiver acknowledging risks involved, and that they participate at their own risk.