Ziplines are all the rage… especially for team building events and eco-driven-tourism—not to mention… thrill seekers.
As a result, new zipline operators are opening up to meet the growing demand and capitalize on the frenzy.
Since 2001, ziplines have soared from 10 locations to well over 200 in the U.S.
Several high profile deaths and numerous injuries have resulted from ziplining in recent years; many, if not all, were avoidable.
Currently, about 9 states have regulations concerning ziplines.
That is no excuse though for not providing a safe operation.
When planning an event, only use operators that are compliant with ACCT and ASTM on ziplining/challenge courses.
Visit the site prior to and get a feel for the operation—compare against multiple operations.
Planning an event includes safety.