Blog for Zipline Attraction in the Smoky Mountains

Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.


Safety First At Smoky Mountain Ziplines

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on June 27, 2012

From time to time, it's important that we stress to our customers (old and new) that safety is always our primary concern when you come to visit our zip lines in the Smokies. It's a priority from the moment you step on our property until we see you off safely at the end of your adventure.

We start with making sure you're geared up with equipment that's been checked out to ensure your safety. That includes a secure harness, a helmet and properly functioning hardware like the carabiners and trolleys that connect your harness to the cable.

Once you're suited up, your guides spend plenty of time with each group, demonstrating the safe and proper way to make a zipline crossing. That includes learning body positioning, braking techniques and the signals and commands that your guides will use to communicate with you when you're on the line.

When you're actually out on the zipline course, you'll have two guides with you at all times, so that one guide can help you launch and the other can help you stop. And each moment you're on a launch or landing platform, a guide is with you, keeping you tethered so that you don't fall and injure yourself.


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