The adrenaline rush is real. You're 300 feet off the ground, travelling at speeds up to 100 kilometres per hour for up to 2400 feet at a time. That'll get your blood coursing through your veins and remind you of all the reasons you really, actually, when all is said and done enjoy having your feet firmly planted on the ground most of the time.
Surrounded by Awesome
But hey — Ziplines exist that are well over 7,000 feet long. There are ziplines that take you many more feet above ground. What's so special about Kokanee Mountain Zipline? Well, if we have to spell it out for you: It's the Kootenays, actually. You are doing this in our backyard. You're flying through the air, staring down the Purcell Mountain range as the zipline takes you through the valley four times. Four times you cross the canyon with the views up the valley and lake, "surrounded by awesome," as head guide Allen Rollin told me.
The Kootenay Lake area is home to many who fully appreciate adventure sports. For those of us who live here, it's nothing to go ski touring in the winter, rock climbing or backcountry hiking or kayaking all summer long. We regularly do triathlons, downhill mountain biking is part of our morning warm up routine and for many of us, the idea of a mud room sans gear that spills out into our living room would make us feel unbalanced.
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