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Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing?

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2009/07/18 14:02:34 (permalink)

Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing?

Going tomorrow. Missus and her fiend are doing the climb. My fecked knee won't take it.
So I'll be doing the videoing assuming it's permitted.

Anyone done it?

Was it a laugh or knackering?
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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 14:16:50 (permalink)
    Not done that specific venue, but i have done the one at Leeds Castle and its good fun! 

    Slightly scary when the trees rock with heavy winds, and you get a tad OCD on checking your harness's which your completely incontrol of(specially when told 2 people fell and we're seriously injured). 

    Video/pics we're allowed, infact they have a competition of the best "Go ape" video IIRC. Overall a good laugh, best done in groups of 2/4/6/8 as only 2 allowed on 1 "tree platform" so you'd not wanna be the one left out. 

    Took us around 2-3 hours first time, but faster the 2nd time. 

    I'd go to a different venue next time though.

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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 14:17:40 (permalink)
    Oh and its a laugh, but may have aching abs the next morning and a itchy ass from woodchippings in your pants after ziplines :) 

    Dont go if you got vertigo lol 
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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 14:41:13 (permalink)
    Thanks mate.
    Missus checking her own harness? Hmm...
    Not too sure about that one.
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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 15:15:19 (permalink)
    rightyho

    Going tomorrow. Missus and her fiend are doing the climb. My fecked knee won't take it.
    So I'll be doing the videoing assuming it's permitted.

    Anyone done it?

    Was it a laugh or knackering?


    I did the one in Thetford forest.

    Absolutely knackering! but great fun, and genuinely scary at times...


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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 15:56:48 (permalink)
    I'm doing this in August for the stroke association, If my elbow has healed enough that is. Should be fun.

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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 16:23:43 (permalink)
    How was your op mate?
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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 16:44:12 (permalink)
    rightyho

    How was your op mate?


    Op was fine I slept through it. Recovery is painfull as hell, they severed both tricep tendons to open the joint and the attachement now hurt like f**k, 4" scar to show off tho'.

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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 16:46:32 (permalink)
    Ouch mate.
    I'll drop some grapes round.
    Sounds nasty.
    Hope the prognosis for recovery is good.
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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 16:53:01 (permalink)
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    rightyho

    How was your op mate?


    Op was fine I slept through it. Recovery is painfull as hell, they severed both tricep tendons to open the joint and the attachement now hurt like f**k, 4" scar to show off tho'.


    sounds nasty mate, the pain shouldnt last too long though, i had some tendons cut in my thumb so they could put it back together a few years ago, and they healed up pretty well.
     
    how you coping with not being able to train at all?   or was it that bad before the op you couldnt train anyway?
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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 17:09:32 (permalink)
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    rightyho

    How was your op mate?


    Op was fine I slept through it. Recovery is painfull as hell, they severed both tricep tendons to open the joint and the attachement now hurt like f**k, 4" scar to show off tho'.


    sounds nasty mate, the pain shouldnt last too long though, i had some tendons cut in my thumb so they could put it back together a few years ago, and they healed up pretty well.
     
    how you coping with not being able to train at all?   or was it that bad before the op you couldnt train anyway?


    I trained the life out of my Bi's and Tri's the day before the op, I will be back in the gym monday but running or walking only, poss circuits but again only lower body.

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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 19:10:20 (permalink)
    I did the one in Dalby Forest. It was effing scary!! Good adrenaline rush once you'd finished though.
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    Re:Anyone done the Woburn Safari Park "Go Ape" tree climb thing? 2009/07/18 22:48:02 (permalink)
    Did the one in Bedgebury Forest (Kent) - good fun and also combined it with mountain biking.

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