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Coasting : Issue 8 Feb 2010
9 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING ADVENTURE What is it? Abseiling at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. They offer four different types of abseils: a learner's abseil to get participants familiar with the concept; an intermediate vertical decent; an overhang decent (where you abseil down in the open air); and for those that want a real adrenaline rush, a face-forward run down descent. Where is it? They operate seven days with sessions at 10am and 2pm, at Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley. The abseiling area is set on top of an easily accessible mountain, with stunning views over Popran Creek as it meanders through the valley and surrounding National Parks. Scariest bit? Facing backwards whilst standing on the edge of the 25-metre over-hang descent above the valley, then having to convince yourself that it is OK to lower yourself over the cliff face and into mid air. Who can do it? Anyone aged seven or older. Who really should do it? Anyone with a basic level of fitness can participate. Even entire families with young children enjoy it together. No previous experience is required as the staff coach you every step of the way. Who really shouldn't do it? People with bad backs or dodgy knees. A punter's verdict: "Great fun. Beautiful scenery. The guides were great!" Josh Clarke, 22, Brunkerville, NSW. How much? Two and a half hours costs $70 per person, with all safety equipment included. Combine abseiling with another adventure activity, such as horse riding, quad-biking, kayaking or mountain biking and get a 15 per cent discount. Visit www.glenworth.com.au or phone 4375 1222 for more information. Scream rating: Taking OVER THE TOP: Brigette Smith prepares to make the drop. Pictures by Aaron Brown.
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