Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer White Knuckle Safaris

My colleage Jim Cutler pointed me in the direction of this tour with a difference in Toronto. It's on top of the CN tower.



EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides encourage participants to push themselves to their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.

Designed with the highest international safety and security standards in mind, EdgeWalk runs for 1.5 hours, with the outdoor walk lasting approximately 30 minutes. Tickets cost $175 CAD and include a keepsake video, photos and certificate of achievement.  EdgeWalk operates from now until October in all weather except for electrical storms and high winds. Varying weather conditions will make the EdgeWalk experience different with each visit. I note the website says that someone has booked the whole tower for a private event on September 9th. That makes me curious.

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