ZIP! SOAR!! EXPLORE!!!
Screaming Eagle Zip Line Canopy tours at Banning Mills: We want you to have an Amazing Zip-lining and Adventure Experience that you will enjoy talking about for years to come; However we must make sure your safety Always comes first. *Thousands have had a Great & Fun experience Zipping or just Adventuring the courses at our Adventure Resort since we opened in the year 1999.
Two Guinness World Records!! *One of THE Longest & Largest Zip line Canopy Tours in the World and *Another One for the Tallest Freestanding Climbing Wall in the World!! as of Nov.17th 2012.
We have been doing this Longer and have MORE Experience than anyone in North America.
*Before choosing a Zip-line/Adventure provider, there are some KEY safety aspects you should LOOK for:
Do your Zip-Adventure on a Professionally Installed, Inspected and Maintained Course!
Screaming Eagle Adventures at Banning Mills is one of the FIRST professionally installed Zip-line adventure courses in the United States. Owner/Operator and former Special Ops / U.S.Army Ranger, Aviator, Mike Holder, helped design and construct zip-lines for Mountaineering training, combat demonstration purposes at Ft. Benning, GA. and around the world. Bringing that military expertise and 35 years of NEW Technology to the Tour/courses at Screaming Eagle/ Banning Mills. The courses at Banning Mills are professionally, designed, constructed, installed, Inpected and MAINTAINED.
Check a company’s Certification & associations.
Historic Banning Mills and Screaming Eagle are Institutional Members of ACCT and PRCA. We adhere to or exceed these organizations rigorous safety (Ansi & ATSM) standards and inspections (Outside Professional Vendors provide annual inspections and updates for certification ie: equipment, training and course. In addition, we provide our own daily, sometimes twice daily, (documented) staff Safety inspections.
ACCT - Association of Challenge Course Technology is the world’s leading and largest trade organization and sets the standard for developing and running challenge course/zip-line canopy tour programs. http://www.acctinfo.org/
Ask about equipment inspection policies
We use only state of the art equipment (Petzl Inc., Robinson Mountaineering and Deimos equipment) and inspect ALL equipment daily for signs of wear.
Our safety equipment and harnesses can support up-to eighteen times our maximum participate weight limits. The cable connections are built with a four-time redundancy of full cable tensile strength and we use nothing smaller than 1/2 inch Wire Rope (cable) no matter how short the zip-line is.
Instructors and Guides should be knowledgeable and professionally trained
We provide extensive guide training to our staff. All guides are CPR and Wilderness First Responder trained. The guides at Banning Mills also are trained in High Rescue techniques. Our guides have quarterly training reviews which emphasize policies and procedures, Wilderness First Aid reviews and no notice role playing in first aid as well as hands on evaluations for High Rescue procedures. (equivalent of 60 hours of training). Historic Banning Mills also has several Wilderness EMT’s on staff.
As a standard procedure before zip lining, guests must participate in a detailed safety course. Our guests must submit to a 25 to 30 minute live briefing on safety, how to use the gear and what to do and not to do. Our guests NEVER go out by themselves but are always accompanied by a minimum of at least 2 qualified guides. Guests must meet weight, age and physical requirements before being allowed out on the course. (please see FAQ for restrictions). All restrictions, in place, are for Everyone's safety.
So, have a Wonderful FUN Adventure!!
*And Hey!! If you are thinking about getting into the Zip line or Adventure Business...We are Looking for a FEW good partners...We build not only World Class tours..We build the best....Head turning Tours...!!
New Training offered!
Workshop training now offered for zipline canopy tour guides. Train in advanced High rescue techniques at the largest, most experienced course in the world. Get CPR and Wilderness First Responder certified too. All at one location. Call for a brochure and more details!
**If you would like or need information about Zip-line operations, Safety training and Construction, give us a call, we would be happy to talk to you. Like we said, No one in North America has been doing this longer or has more Experience than us. 7708349149