Swinging through the forest on zip wires, crossing wooden walkways and bridges, and climbing tree-top ladders is all in a day’s work for 91 year old Fredrick Walker from Falkirk, Scotland.
Fredrick experienced a truly liberating sense of adventure, as he embarked on the longest zip wire in the UK at Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure in Aberfoyle, Scotland. Taking a stroll through the forest simply wasn’t enough for Fredrick, instead he wanted to push the boundaries and Go Ape was his opportunity.
Fredrick explains, “I am always looking out for new ways that I can keep fit and moving, and when my friend Bill suggested I try Go Ape in Aberfoyle I jumped at the chance at taking part. The course tested my strength, co-ordination and agility which challenged both my body and mind, which is great!”
“When growing older, continuing to lead an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Taking regular exercise helps seniors maintain health, boost energy and improve confidence. Whether it’s a walk in the park, or swinging through the trees at Go Ape, keeping active can help boost health and fitness levels”, comments Tom Panton, course manager at Go Ape! Aberfoyle.
At all Go Ape! courses instructors are on hand to help and all participants are given a thorough safety briefing before embarking on an adventure in the forest canopy. Not only is it a fun activity it can be part of a fitness regime, as the calories burnt during an average 100-120 minute course at Go Ape! is the equivalent to a pepperoni pizza (660 calories)!
Fredrick took on the challenge and completed a Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure course, and you can too by heading to one of Go Ape’s 27 giant outdoor courses nationwide www.goape.co.uk