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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed through the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for details; you will be given payment instructions after you sign up. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

Zip Line & High Ropes Challenge Course

The Basics:
Event Type:Adventure
Event Location: Historic Banning Mills
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 23 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 16 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
Gary Babiarz
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Member Cost:$62.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Strenuous

Are you ready for a personal confidence building and personal challenge adventure? Then join us and your AOC colleagues for a day of High Adventure with Georgia’s Premier Zip Line and High Ropes Challenge Course. The Zip Line and High Ropes Challenge Course at Historic Banning Mills is one of the most unique in the entire United States. We have toured the Banning Mills facilities and they are very cool and it is a first class operation.

Professional Ropes Course Instructors will facilitate our day of adventure. High ropes challenge course activities are typically individual in orientation and are designed to build confidence, positive self esteem, communication and problem solving skills within an individual. All high ropes course activities are attached to trees or poles at heights ranging from 12-40 feet above the ground. Safety on these activities is maintained via an overhead safety cable called a “belay,” which is cable to which the participant is connected via ropes and a harness. Although the perception of risk is high, the actual risk is quite low due to proper construction and safety equipment. We will engage in 4-5 separate high ropes course elements. We may even include a group team building exercise as well.

We will finish our adventure with a 900 foot Zip Line across Snake Creek Gorge. You will ride down a long slack cable on a pulley across the gorge. The co-owner of Historic Banning Mills, a recently retired American Airlines Pilot, assures us that you don’t want to miss the thrill of this Zip Line. He has assured us that it is perhaps the best of its kind in the entire country.

The web site for Historic Banning Mills is:

Required Items to Bring:
Water or Sports drink
Wear lace up and supportive shoes that cover the entire foot.
No flip flops, sandals or shoes with no backs.
Rain poncho
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Wear proper comfortable clothing for outdoor physical activity.
It is best not to wear any jewelry.
Sunscreen, sunglasses or a hat in sunny weather.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Whitesburg, GA 30185-2560 9:00 AM at Historic Banning Mills Take I-285 West Towards Birmingham. Merge onto I-20 West towards Birmingham. Take the GA-5 exit – Exit 34, toward Douglasville. Turn left onto GA-5 S / Bill Arp Road. Continue to follow GA-5 S. You will be on GA-5 S for 20.6 miles. Enter next roundabout and take 1ST exit onto US-27 ALT / GA-16. After 1.8 miles you will turn right onto Banning Road. Turn right after .3 mile to stay on Banning Road. Continue .6 mile on Banning Road. Turn Right onto Horseshoe Dam Road. Proceed .1 mile to Historic Banning Mills.


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not in heavy rain!

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$62.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$62.00/Person
Cost Includes:$62.00 per person, which includes both the Zip Line and High Ropes Challenge Course. Payment of full balance is due when you register for this event. This trip is refundable less $5 is you cancel before or on September 9, 2006. This trip is non refundable if you cancel after September 9, 2006, unless you replace yourself on the trip.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Sat, Sep 16 2006.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.