Challenge Course in Halloween Fashion

It may look like some­thing that you would see at mil­i­tary boot camp but, it is a lot of fun and a great way to build con­fi­dence once com­plet­ing its activ­i­ties. It is used by indi­vid­u­als or by a group of peo­ple to pro­vide strength to a team. The UWS Ropes Course  on the UW-Superior cam­pus is designed to facil­i­tate team build­ing and indi­vid­ual devel­op­ment for every­one who is brave enough to attempt the course.

After fin­ish­ing the course they real­ize how much they learned in the activ­i­ties and had a blast doing it. The ropes course is bro­ken down into two dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, the low course and high course. The low courses take place on the ground or just a few feet above to pro­vide those not will­ing to risk to much but still have the abil­ity to enjoy the course. The obsta­cles usu­ally con­sist of ropes and cables used to test sta­mina and strength. The course can also help deal with fears that peo­ple may have like heights or falling.

One of the most enjoy­able things stu­dents can do on the low course is the Fly­ing Squir­rel course. This course gives stu­dents a chance to fly squir­rels. An indi­vid­ual is hooked up to one end of a rope. The rope is then fed through a mod­i­fied belay sys­tem and the other end of the rope is hooked to another par­tic­i­pant. The group runs one way and the other per­son runs the other way. When the slack is removed from the rope then that per­son goes fly­ing through the air!

Another low por­tion course is called the Mohawk Walk. It con­sists of foot cables strung between trees in a zigzag pat­tern. The goal is to get every­one to walk from the start­ing point to the end point with­out touch­ing the ground or using objects to help with balance.

For those more inclined for a rush of adren­a­line then the high por­tion of the course is for you! The courses can range from 25 to 50 feet tall. When on the high courses a rider is set up with a safety har­ness and is attached to a wire high above the course. One of the thrills in the high course is climb­ing up the side of a ship on a high 35-foot cargo net. Those who expe­ri­ence the course can also go on the 400 foot zip line.

If you are look­ing for some­thing fun to do on Hal­loween then look no fur­ther. Go zip line into the night at Supe­rior Adven­tures on Wednes­day, Octo­ber 30 to expe­ri­ence the UWS Ropes Course.

Sign up the Mar­covich Well­ness Cen­ter to reserve a time slots. The time slots are 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. The cost for this Hal­loween adven­ture if you’re a UWS stu­dent is $10. Com­mu­nity mem­bers can enjoy it for $15. Everyone is encour­aged chal­lenge your­self on this excit­ing course

Image cour­tesy of Nathan Kashak — The Stinger
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