Finally the feeling that you have been looking for, fly from one side of a mountain to another, just like in your favorite action adventure film and right here in the Laurentians! Tyroparc has designed and built for you a series of mega zip lines which are the longest and highest in Canada in Sainte Agathe des Monts in the Laurentians!
By definition Ziplining is a transport system on a rope or cable. It is used as a mode of transport used for crossing through the air a valley or natural bowl. The zip line is sometimes slightly curved depending on the amount of tension and can be from almost horizontal to having a moderately steep slope, up to around 30 degrees.à You might also hear of ziplines being called “taggle rope”. The aerial profile and angles vary depending on the purpose and the equipment to be used in the crossing.
History of ziplining :
Ziplining much like Via Ferrata are extreme sports that have been used mostly in alpine regions. Notably the “Tyrol” region of Austria from where the french name for ziplining, tyrolienne, comes from, as well as in northeastern Italy, and dotted around the european alps. These alpine regions have many mountains and valleys with large height differences making them ideal for travelling on ziplines and via ferratas . It was also in the Italian Dolomites, that these two sports (ziplining and Via Ferrata) have become recreational activities, now developed and designed for the general public. In the Dolomite region, acrobatic Tyrolean leisure parks started in the 30s. In this alpine region, we often see zip lines used to fly between the top of two rocky pinnacles or from cliff to cliff. Often a double rope was stretched between the rocky peaks over which the adrenaline seekers crawl into the air and across …
Voici ici les divers moyens d’utilisations d’une tyrolienne énoncé par Wikipédia :
Here here the various ways to use a Tyrolean stated by Wikipedia:
• outdoor sport activity for overcoming obstacles (caving, mountaineering, …);
• leisure activity, such as forest adventure course, canopy tours (canopy tour), etc.
• physical training method, for example in the army (commando);
• cheap means of transport for persons or goods (equipment, services …), in poor areas and / or where the rugged construction of a bridge or gateway is not an option;
• discharge means for isolated victims on high or hard to reach by conventional means of transport (in the mountains, underground …).
The zip can also use a pulley which slides along the rope, facilitating progress. Utility initially, this technique is now adopted as attraction in amusement parks as part of an Adventure Park.
Tyroparc history ,construction of the Zip lines: Video and text to come …
It all started in 2013 with the construction of 4 Mega Zip lines all the while respecting mother nature J We have drilled over 1800 feet into the rock the anchor system holding X tonnes of pressure. The wood for the platforms was all carried up the mountain on 4 wheelers and …
And now some impressive data on records in rope and cable zip lines, Wikipedia:
Records rope (Filin)
A very long zip line was launched in August 1997, in the former Czechoslovakia, through the gorges of Zádiel during the International Congress of Speleology, organized in parallel by the UIS in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland). It consisted of a single rope, 12 mm in diameter, and it was 847 meters long.
In May 2013, in Millau, during congress of the French Federation of Speleology, marking the 50th anniversary of the federation, a zip line, 2164 m long and descending 383 vertical meters was installed above “la dourbie”and traveled by few selected volunteers. The zip line, an army rope trademarked “Bandit” with a diameter 10.5 mm and manufactured by the “Courant” was installed according to the methods of the French Caving rescue society(SSF – Spéléo secours français). It was instrumented by dynamometers. The calculation of the work was done with the GHTyro software, already used for the design of the Tyrolean Pierre Rias. The rope was brought in by helicopter and then stretched over the valley between the Caussibols neighborhood (at the foot of the Pouncho) and a cliff top lying on the Larzac plateau …
Cable zip line records
• The adventure park and via ferrata in Las Barrancas del Cobre Chihuahua in northern Mexico are particularly impressive over steep valleys, with a 4 km long zip line course and the worlds longest single zip line of 2,500 meters.
• Very original and stretched between the trees of the Ourimbah State Forest in Australia, the Crazy Rider Xtreme forms a sinuous line a kilometer long comprising of 40 turns, including three of 360 °.
• The Colmiane zip line (Alpes-Maritimes), opened on 20 December 2015, became Frances largest zip line open to the public, with a length of 2663 meters and a vertical drop of nearly 300 meters, but divided into two sections.
• The Fantasticable company has 4 sites in France: La Bresse (Vosges), Châtel (Haute-Savoie), Super-Besse (Massif Central), and Haybes-Fumay (Ardennes) and in Italy, Portugal, Canada and Austria is also using very important lengths and slopes.
• The Roll’Air Cable, located since 2009 in Orcières-Merlette in the Hautes-Alpes, connects the top of Drouvet 2600 m at Long Lake (2500 m), by a cable carrier railway with a length of 1870 meters , can reach peak speeds of 140 km / h, brushing over rock faces
• In February 2014 in Val Thorens, the ski lift company installed the world’s highest altitude zip line, connecting the Bouchet chairlift located at 3230 m, at the top of Funitel Thorens (3000 m), allowing a panoramic glide of 1 min 45 s to 1 300 m between Maurienne and Tarentaise.
Tyroparcs Mega zip lines are amongst the longest, highest in Canada! For adrenaline seekers, travelers and locals alike, the time has come for extreme tourism.