Oman Team Go Ape!

On 19 Jun the Sqn’s Oman Expedition Team visited the Go Ape High Ropes course near Leeds Castle in Kent for some pre expedition training and bonding in preperation for the expedition to the Sultanate of Oman in October 2010. The course is described thus –  “It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘high-wire forest adventure’. that means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the country’s best zip lines (including the longest at 426 metres – check it out on You Tube).We then kit people out with harnesses, pulleys and karabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!) The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun”. Organised by Sgt Michelle Cheah, the expedition coordinator,   the Teamrose to the challenge and had a great time! In addition the team has been busy fund raising for the event over the last few months including running a Car Wash, a Familly Fun day and bag packing at our local Sainsburys. More fund raising and preperation lies ahead of what promises to be the trip of a lifetime.