Work continues on Kokanee Mountain Zipline project

May 24, 2015
One of the decks can be seen cut out of the mountain near Kokanee Park.

One of the decks can be seen cut out of the mountain near Kokanee Park.

You could hear the excitement in Todd Manton’s voice.

However, before Manton and brother Jay see the first client glide gracefully glide down the Kokanee Mountain Zipline, there’s just a little more work that has to be completed.

Okay, a little more than just a little. But in a few months zipline enthusiasts from the area will be flying down the six-zipline course.

“We’re 40 percent done,” Todd Manton told The Nelson Daily prior to having a local helicopter company ferry in supplies to the three decks on the East side of Kokanee Creek.

“We’re not quite halfway there but we’re getting there.”

Kokanee Mountain Zipline is the brainstorm of brothers Todd and Jay Manton.

The two are no strangers to the industry —Todd has extensive experience having worked on projects in New Zealand and Oyama in the Okanagan while Jay is a construction engineer.

The pair began the Kokanee Mountain project in 2013, which is adjacent to Kokanee Creek Park on 44 hectares of land above Kokanee Creek.

Read the rest of the article by The Nelson Daily