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Flying Squirrel

Description: This event allows for a ride in the air courtesy of the other members of the group. A person is pulled off the ground as the rest of the group runs with the rope that is attached to the participant. This creates the flying motion as you soar into the air up toward the belay cable.

Examples of Inclusive Options

  • Anyone of any ability level can be raised into the air whether they begin by standing up or by sitting in a wheelchair.

This photo shows a man “flying” through the air with cables and poles in the background.
A participant takes a leap on the flying squirrel. Photo courtesy of Challenge Works.

In this photo‚ we see a man with arms and legs spread wide as it looks like he is flying.
Man flies through the air thanks to the flying squirrel and teammates. Photo courtesy of Challenge Works.


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