ALPINE TOWER SERIES

The Alpine Tower creates the ideal setting for fostering team building, improving communication and developing self-esteem.

Visually dramatic, our most popular design series provides Universal Access for persons of all abilities. Both designs offer high and low challenge course elements accommodating 8 to 36 participants. Each design offers a tremendous variety of challenges and group initiatives, which prompts groups to return again and again for more team building experiences.

  • 50’ tall, base of structure is 30’ x 30’, weighs over 18,000 lbs
  • The Tower is freestanding, engineered for winds in excess of 100 mph as well as the heaviest snowfalls
  • Ascent routes include a variety of initiatives – The Beanstalk, The Team Beam, The Corporate Ladder, The Missing Link, The Floating Poles, The Diabolical Seesaw, The Hanging Cargo Net, The Hangdown Ropes, The Karma Platform, and the Etriers
  • Low-to-the-ground group initiatives take place in the tower base – The Titanic, The Perimeter Traverse, The Tai Chi Traverse, Penny in the Haystack, The Amazon, Traffic Jam, The Jump, Trust Falls, Spiders Alive, Raising the Sphinx, and a Spiders Web
  • Several activities require the entire group for success, examples: The Tower Pull, Moonrocks
  • Staff Training: 3 days
  • Youth at risk programs
  • Small area sites
  • Urban locations
  • Existing challenge courses
  • 8 to 36 participants at the same time
  • Low events are completed in the base of the Tower
  • 1 to 6 climbers can climb at the same time
  • Top-rope (dynamic) belay system
  • Staff to participant ratio is usually 1:6
  • Programs can range from 1 hour to multiple days
  • Typical programming time is 3 hours​

  • 50’ tall, base of structure is 30’ x 30’, weighs over 18,000 lbs
  • The Tower is freestanding, engineered for winds in excess of 100 mph as well as the heaviest snowfalls
  • Ascent routes include a variety of initiatives – The Beanstalk, The Team Beam, The Corporate Ladder, The Missing Link, The Floating Poles, The Diabolical Seesaw, The Hanging Cargo Net, The Hangdown Ropes, The Karma Platform, and the Etriers
  • Low-to-the-ground group initiatives take place in the tower base – The Titanic, The Perimeter Traverse, The Tai Chi Traverse, Penny in the Haystack, The Amazon, Traffic Jam, The Jump, Trust Falls, Spiders Alive, Raising the Sphinx, and a Spiders Web
  • Several activities require the entire group for success, examples: The Tower Pull, Moonrocks
  • Staff Training: 3 days
  • Youth at risk programs
  • Small area sites
  • Urban locations
  • Existing challenge courses
  • 8 to 36 participants at the same time
  • Low events are completed in the base of the Tower
  • 1 to 6 climbers can climb at the same time
  • Top-rope (dynamic) belay system
  • Staff to participant ratio is usually 1:6
  • Programs can range from 1 hour to multiple days
  • Typical programming time is 3 hours​

This series was created with the following design goals in mind: to engage up to 36 participants simultaneously; to minimize maintenance and maximize longevity; to offer a highly aesthetic and appealing design; to offer universal programming; and to create a course that fosters a safe experience.

Alpine Tower I – The original design, the Alpine Tower is a 50’ tall, self-supporting structure that provides unique challenges and team-oriented experiences for groups of 8 to 36. This design contains both high and low challenge course element.

The actual Tower structure analysis was performed by Utility Technology Engineers-Consultants. Their in-depth report covers wood preservative treatment, lightning protection system, structural analysis, wind loads, guy cables, bolt connections, and weight loads. The findings indicate that the Alpine Tower design is incredibly strong and capable of withstanding extremely high wind loads (100 mph), as well as tremendous weight (twelve 400lb. people climbing on the Tower). Since introducing the Alpine Tower concept over twenty years ago, there are now a large number of organizations around the country conducting experiences on the Tower and our many other designs as well. From their reports and our inspections, the safety management and design of the Tower works exceptionally well. This paragraph brought over from “About Us”.

The Tower Experience provides three distinct program opportunities. Group problem solving initiatives can be accomplished in the Tower base which focus specifically on leadership objectives. The Tower can be used for individuals and presents the same challenges as rock climbing and high ropes course elements. This programming option addresses the same objectives as the group initiatives (due to the climber/belayer relationship) as well as encouraging people to simply try their best.

Finally, the Tower provides an intense partnering experience which dramatically highlights objectives of teamwork, cooperation, trust, communication, adventure, and probably most important of all – compassion. It is sometimes difficult to design educational activities that foster the values of compassion and respect. The pairings concept on the Alpine Tower is an extension of the popular successful event of rock climbing. Not only does it include the climber/belayer relationship, but the added variable of partners, physically connected and naturally needing to work together to ascend the Tower with all its obstacles. The true potential of the Alpine Tower experience is reached when partners from differing cultural backgrounds develop compassion, care, respect, and understanding of each other due to the fact that their safety depends on working together toward a common goal.

The actual Tower structure analysis was performed by Utility Technology Engineers-Consultants. Their in-depth report covers wood preservative treatment, lightning protection system, structural analysis, wind loads, guy cables, bolt connections, and weight loads. The findings indicate that the Alpine Tower design is incredibly strong and capable of withstanding extremely high wind loads (100 mph), as well as tremendous weight (twelve 400lb. people climbing on the Tower). Since introducing the Alpine Tower concept over ten years ago, there are now a large number of organizations around the country conducting experiences on the Tower. From their reports and our inspections, the safety management and design of the Tower is working very well. These three paragraphs brough over from “Philosophy” This all needs to be condensed down and/or moved to other pages.

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