Several balance beams, ziplines and tightropes obstacles are behind me. I’m feeling confident about making it this far on the above-the-treetops, high-adrenaline Yukon obstacle course.
But I’m about to head into the next level of Monkido Aerial Adventure Courses. In front of me, a participant hangs, literally twisting in the wind, too exhausted to respond to the words of encouragement from below. In front of him, a woman has burst into tears trying to navigate the sliding log.
They did warn us that the suspended obstacles would increase in difficulty—and elevation. Participants are approaching from behind. I pretend I’m not afraid, as somehow, the man makes it to the next platform. But I’ve been watching; I keep my arms high on the ropes and hold steady. No problem. Triumph! I make it across and turn around to pass my tips on to the next participant. “Grab the ropes up high! Don’t turn sideways!”
WildPlay Yukon opened in Whitehorse on June 1 with 36 suspended games, some up to 18 metres off the ground (yes, you are in a safety harness) and a smaller-scale (and lower-height) kids’ 12 game course. The views are spectacular. So is the adrenaline.