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Marking and Labeling Guidelines

All safety equipment should be marked or labeled with a unique identifier. These unique identifiers allow you to tie your products to inspection, maintenance, and purchase records. Additionally, unique identifiers ...
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Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Off-Season

By Korey C. Hampton So it’s almost the end of your season. The kids have gone back to school, the tourist traffic is winding down, and you’re exhausted from another ...
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Belay system cable.

Storage and Maintenance Guidelines

Downloadable Equipment Storage and Maintenance Guide Proper storage and maintenance of your equipment helps to ensure its longevity and function. You do not have to be an expert to take ...
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What Documentation Will I Need to Produce After an Incident?

By: Guest Writer, Cameron Annas After an incident, and especially after an attorney is involved, you are going to be asked to produce the following: that day's inspection checklist, specific ...
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Challenge course tower with extended rope features.

Should I Build with Trees or Poles?

Choosing between trees and poles (or a using combination of both) is a critical decision to make early on in your project plan. The experience of moving through a tree-based ...
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Understanding the Four Most Common Types of Belay

Belay is the primary safety system used to protect people while at height. There is a wide range of belay systems on the market and picking the right one is ...
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Challenge Towers is Now a Petzl Technical Partner

Challenge Towers has been certified as an official Petzl Technical Partner (PTP). Through this partnership with Petzl, Challenge Towers is able to lend its expertise to its customers regarding Petzl ...
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How to Qualify the Right Builder

Selecting the right builder is one of the most critical project decisions you will make and comes with both short and long-term impact. There are a number of factors that ...
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Engaging with the Aerial Adventure Industry

The aerial adventure industry is an exciting community of individuals leveraging the essence of adventure and play to craft unique and lasting experiences for a range of audiences, ages, and ...
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Challenge course rope bridge.

Researching and Building Your Adventure Facility

Do not assume that just because you build it, they will come.  Taking time to adequately research and plan your project is key to achieving your goals, whether they are ...
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What is a Continuous Belay?

Koala Continuous Belay is a smart, simple, and transfer-free lifeline for use in challenge courses, aerial parks, and zip lines. Users are attached to the lifeline using the dual-sheave trolley ...
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Avoid Bad Habits With Operational Reviews

Annual Inspections are a familiar routine for zip tours, aerial adventure parks, and other challenge course facilities. But what about Operational Reviews? While annual course inspections are often required by ...
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What Does it Take To Be an Award-Winning Canopy Tour?

Challenge Towers was honored to be recognized for Outstanding Structural Design at the 2018 ACCT conference in Fort Worth, Texas for our canopy tour at High Gravity Adventures in Blowing ...
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Spring into Adventure With Powerfan Freefall Technology

Have you ever dreamed of jumping into the unknown? Or stepping out into thin air without a parachute? Now you can experience the ultimate rush with our unique Powerfan technology, ...
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Essential Tips for Managing Your Equipment

Equipment management is essentially asset management. Our sister company, Aerial Adventure Tech, has put together this handy guide for creating an equipment management system that will help you protect your ...
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Spring Open Enrollment Training Begins April 9

The start of another season is upon us and it’s time to sharpen the tools in your toolbox. Challenge Towers will be hosting Level 1 and 2 ACCT certifications April 9-15 at our facilities in ...
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Ask the Expert: Why Train Staff?

Training is an absolutely essential part of any adventure business’ yearly operation. We recently sat down with our Director of Training & Certification, Joel McCombs, to discuss why proper training ...
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A Routine Maintenance Programs Saves Time and Money

Do you have a set budget and regular schedule for care and maintenance of your challenge course, zip line, canopy tour or aerial park facility?  Setting a budget and creating ...
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