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Please see below for a transcript of our safety briefing. This is for informational purposes only and does not replace attending a briefing at our Park locations. The safety briefing is subject to change and may differ slightly from the transcript.

Welcome to the Adventure Park. We're excited to have you here to introduce the equipment you will use during your climb today. He's guided expeditions on all seven continents and stood on the summit of Mount Everest two times. Professional mountain guide Mike Haugen. I really wish somebody would've told me we were shooting this indoors

A few moments later. It's true. I've climb Mount Everest two times, but I'm also a high school science teacher. Don't worry, I only tell chemistry jokes periodically. Ah, I want you to have a good time while climbing safely. First off, here's some basic ground rules for the park. Need help call staff. Let's do a practice call Ready. Three, two, one. [loud scream] Park staff can help you if you're having trouble. Use common sense. If it seems dangerous, stop and reconsider. Closed toed shoes are required. Look down. Do you see toes? That's a no GOs. Long hair must be tied back. Tie it back to stay on track. Those are some of the basic rules. Now onto the main presentation.

We're gonna divide today's safety briefing into three basic sections. Ready, set, and go. To get ready, we're going to get into a harness and check out the clips and the trolley that we use to navigate the course. Then we'll get set to climb by going to the main platform and choosing a course. Finally, go on your adventure. You'll clip, climb and zip your way through the trees. You'll have to pay careful attention to the safety briefing because remember, I'm a teacher and I love a good quiz now and then.

The first thing you do to get ready to climb at the adventure park is correctly put on your harness. Your harness has three main parts. The shoulder straps, the waist strap and the leg loops. Pull on your harness like a pair of pants and pull the straps over your shoulders. Now you can tighten the straps by remembering we love safety. First, the waist straps should be secured high on your waist, tightening both straps equally. To secure the leg loops, hold the silver buckle back and pull the tail end of the strap directly away from the buckle. Tighten your shoulder straps. Third, your harness should be comfortable, so if it isn't, let a staff member know to make adjustments. If you loosen or remove your harness at any point during your visit, please have a staff member check it before you climb again.

These are your clips. They keep you attached safely to the course. The main attachment point is where everything attaches to your harness, and the most important thing about the main attachment point is to simply leave it alone. Only staff are allowed to access the main attachment point. What makes these clips special is they can talk to each other. When one clip locks the other unlocks, staying clipped in allows you to explore the trees safely. This lets you move along the course by unclipping the unlocked clip, transferring it to the next lifeline, locking it on with the tweezle, and then transferring the other clip as well. It takes a minute to get the hang of it, but don't worry, you'll get to try it out on the practice course before you head up to the main platform to start your climb. Hey, pop quiz.

When you arrive to the main platform, you'll have to choose where to go. The courses are color coded by difficulty. Before you leave the main platform, you'll always start by clipping in. Remember, the first step in any course is to clip in where it says clip here first, whether the course starts from the platform or on a vertical ladder. The first step is always to clip in. Make sure you're clipped in before you take on any element, including ladders from the main platform.

Hey, it's mountain guide Mike again. Here's how you connect to a special element such as a vertical climb. You use the rope to pull down the cable with the tweezle. Remember the tweezle?That's what your clips use to talk to each other and get locked into the safety system. The first step is to attach the carabiner to your harness. Then attach your unlock clip to the loop, press it into the tweezle, attach the other clip, and then you're good to go.

Awesome. Who's climbed Mount Everest two times and loves quizzes? This guy.Welcome Back. As you can see, we're high up in the trees now and you know nothing's higher than Mount Everest.

When on the course, look for red tweezles for where to clip. Only one person is allowed on an element at a time. Maximum three people on each platform. If you fall off, you can pull yourself up and keep going. It's okay to pass others on a course. Just ask to pass while on a platform. Please be kind. Not everyone has the same experience on the course. You might be like LOL and others like OMG, but please be nice to everyone.

On some courses, there are early exits. If you don't wanna continue the course, you can use these exits as a shortcut to the ground. If you want to bail, you'll need to get to an early exit point, clip in correctly and descend to the ground. This allows you to skip the remainder of the course. Early exits can be zip lines or descenders, and they work just like other elements. Clip tweezle and go. All early exits are identified with an early exit sign. Seems Like a good time for a pop quiz.

So up to this point, we've been clipping red tweezles and being awesome adventure athletes, but now you're at a blue tweezle and something looks different. You have reached a zip line, the one and only place in the park where you can use your trolley. Zip lines at the adventure park are identified by a blue tweezle. Your trolley is only used on zip lines that have a blue tweezle. Do not use your trolley on any line other than one starting with a blue tweezle. To use a zip line, just take your trolley, place it over the cable on the side of the tweezle that we're zipping. Then we tweezle onto the cable. After that, we verify that the zip line is fully clear. Make sure that the climber ahead of you is no longer connected to the zip line and they're safely out of the way. Place both of your hands on top of the trolley and sit slowly into your harness. After your harness is holding your weight, you can lift up your feet and zip. There are some super important rules for zipping. Check 'em out.

Only zip on a line with a blue tweezle.

Look before you zip, make sure the person ahead of you is no longer connected to the zip line and is safely out of the way.
Keep both hands on top of the trolley until you reach the end platform.
Lift your legs high before touching down on a platform.
Grab the white rope to help pull yourself in.
If you don't quite make it to the platform, turn around and pull yourself hand over hand up to the platform.
If you or someone else get stuck on a zip line, call staff for assistance.

Hey, pop quiz. Cool. Let's make like an elf and wrap the safety briefing up.

If the course ends with the descender, you'll connect to the descender by clipping the carabiner to your harness. First, connecting your clips second and then carefully stepping from the platform. At the end of each course, once you've returned to the ground, you'll find a free hanging exit tweezle nearby that will allow you to unclip from the system. After you've exited the course, you can head back to the main platform and pick your next challenge here at the Adventure Park.

It's ready, set, go. Ready. We get our harness on. Get our clips and trolley and head to the practice lines. Set. We get on the main platform, choose a course and clip in. Go. We move through the trees, always connected to the safety system and always looking out for ourselves and others on the course.

That concludes the safety briefing. We hope you love your adventure in the trees. What A great day to be at an adventure park. Hey, Great job man. It's great to see a tree so committed to their work. Hey, You know a mountain is so tall, trees don't even grow there.