Via Ferrata Zip Lining in Yangshuo
Last Saturday, Omeida Chinese Academy organized a cool event called Via Ferrata Zip Lining in Yangshuo, China.
A via ferrata (Italian for “iron road”) is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable. Additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs, pegs, carved steps, and even ladders and zip lines are often provided.
The guides were extremely professional. They followed strict safety procedures to ensure students were safe and enjoyed their experience. The guide explained to our students about safety and how to use the equipment. Everyone wore a harness and helmet. The Jebel Jais Via Ferrata involves a combination of walking, climbing and zip lining around a purpose built course. At all times, students were accompanied by qualified guides and protected by a system of steel cables and anchors. Climbers do not need any prior experience. People of all ages and fitness levels can successfully complete the course.
Everyone went up one by one. As they climbed higher, they saw more and more of the beautiful Yangshuo scenery. It got more thrilling the higher they climbed.
“It gives outdoor enthusiasts a chance to reach the same high, vertical faces as rock climbers, without the same strenuous training or severe risk because of the metal-ladder rungs fixed into the rocks and the cable to which you are secured” Juan said. “Also, it makes my adrenaline very high” Shaun added.
The students suspended their fears as they zipped along the cables. They reached speeds up to 40mph, and soared over the canyon floor some 60-100 feet below!
Everyone left happy! Via ferrata zip lining in Yangshuo is a great way to have fun while challenging your limits. Very proud of all of you guys. Looking forward to more exciting activities later on in Omeida Chinese Academy!