A Tyrolean Traverse is similar to a Zip Wire, but is made with rope & requires you to pull yourself along. They are methods of crossing open spaces like rivers, gorges, valleys or other holes. It involves balancing & pulling or sliding oneself across on ropes.
Tyrolean traverses are great fun, so they are perfect for group events. We can set one up to be about as high and wide as the natural environment allows. One of our crossings can be incorporated into a team building day with us or completed as a standalone activity. Pete was one of the people behind the development of the LCMLA Tyrolean module and has done extensive testing. We have run a large tyrolean abseil off Curbar Edge for the BBC in the past. You should consider a tyrolean crossing activity if you are looking for a physical or technical challenge or just want to try something different.
Tyrolean at our site
We have 3 rope crossings currently on our woodland site:
The Main Camp Tyrolean – A crossing of about 15m at a height of 4-5m. Good for younger families, those without a head for heights and as a warm up for the other ones on a longer session.
The Bridge Challenge – A crossing constructed entirely by participants across a 25m gap. You’ll be safeguarded by a high cable but need to put together your own bridge from the equipment provided. An excellent team building challenge with tangible goals.
The Big Tyrolean – A 50m stunner of a crossing. Extra exhilarating as you step off from the highest point on the site and land 15m lower. Quite often you’ll have enough momentum to carry you to the end but amusingly, you might need to pull yourself across the span, 10m above the floor.
Tyroleans around the UK
We also have some options available for tyrolean locations across the Peak District and further afield. If you would like to organise one or have a go as part of a larger activity package, get in touch.