Tackle an assault course
Rope courses include challenge after challenge, from tightrope walks to leaping through the air!
High ropes are purpose-built assault courses, often built in trees. They vary in height and level of challenge and are popular activities for personal development and team-building.
To take part, you will need to find a reputable local activity provider with a safe course and qualified instructors.
You can verify the quality of a provider by checking it has one of the following endorsements: AALA, Adventuremark or LotC Quality Badge for Adventure. These endorsements are not applicable in Northern Ireland, where you should ask your local Outdoor Activities Adviser to recommend an approved provider.
The required qualifications and experience of instructors will depend on the nature of the ropes course. To ensure that instructors are appropriately skilled for the course, use a reputable commercial provider. Ask your Outdoor Activities Adviser for recommendations and check the training and qualifications of the instructors used by the centre.
If you have any questions, contact [email protected].
Members taking part in high ropes activities should only use centres where the course and system has been ‘signed off’ by a person who holds an MTUK MIA or MIC, and who also acts as technical advisor for the centre’s high ropes course. Any queries should be referred to the Girlguiding Climbing Technical Adviser. Contact [email protected] for further guidance.
Visit the course prior to booking the activity if possible, and liaise with the activity provider to ensure the difficulty level of the course is appropriate to the participants.
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