Alpine Tower II

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The Alpine Tower is a 50-foot tall climbing structure built from pressure-treated poles and shaped like an hourglass. The climbs provide a fun, physical challenge, and the structure helps develop problem-solving and teamwork skills for participants as they encourage each other and assist EDGE staff in belaying. As the primary belayers, EDGE staff secure participants via climbing ropes. The tower includes a wide variety of climbing routes, and as many as 6 people can climb at one time. Participants can choose straightforward routes or more challenging features such as a cargo net, dangling ropes and logs, and a teeter-totter 30 feet in the air. Alpine Tower International, which designed and built the structure, calls our tower the Alpine Tower II because the original design was adapted to make the tower accessible for people with disabilities.

  • Groups can book the Alpine Tower as a stand-alone program, or we can incorporate it into a team development day with low ropes activities.
  • The tower is included in the price of a team development course for groups with 36 or more participants. For groups with fewer than 36 participants, we offer the Power Pole or the Giant Swing or charge an additional fee for staff costs.
  • Age limit: Our Alpine Tower is best suited for participants 9 years or older, although anyone who can fit into our climbing harnesses may climb. We have large and small-sized harnesses.

Depending on how The Alpine Tower is facilitated, your group can focus on the following objectives:

  • Teamwork
  • Trust
  • Fun
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Respect for others
  • Compassion

The Alpine Tower can help individuals benefit in the following ways:

  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Promote physical fitness
  • Encourage adventure, risk-taking, and innovation
  • Encourage participant to simply try his/her best
  • Serve as a metaphor for discussing lessons learned: trust, communication, teamwork, failure, perseverance, etc.
  • Gain a sense of adventure
 
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