Saturday, April 11, 2009

Canopy walk

On 5 April 2009, as part of the training of trainers workshop conducted at Nature Education Centre FRIM-MNS-SHELL, the participants of the workshop had given the opportunity to try explore the forest on the canopy walkway.

The canopy walkway was built in 1992 on the hillside and spans for about 200 meters. The entire walkway consists of 4 bridges suspended from tree to tree by an elaborate array of ropes. The walkways are just planks hardly a foot wide placed on aluminium ladders supported by the ropes. These 4 bridges are connected by 3 platforms as high as 30 meters from the ground. A word of caution, be prepared! Mentally and physically. The hike up the canopy walk may be streneous to many; it is an uphill hike most of the way.

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