SH6265 : Zip-wire landing platform

taken 8 years ago, near to Bethesda, Gwynedd, Wales

Zip-wire landing platform
Zip-wire landing platform
This is the landing platform for those descending Europe's longest zip wire (as at 2016) in the Penrhyn slate quarry near Bethesda. The "flyer" on the left has arrived at the landing stage ahead of her brother on the other wire, and was travelling more quickly, so was instructed to put her arms out wide to help slow her down.
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Zip Wire at Bethesda

There are two zip-wires run by Zip World at the Penrhyn slate quarry - the 800m shorter wire being a practice "flight" before taking on the 1600m (1 mile) wire which flies over the lake. As they say on their website LinkExternal link it is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. The "flight" only takes about a minute - or in the fastest ever recorded here, about half that. Participants often exceed 100mph as they descend from the man-made hill across the lake to the landing stage. Lighter people carry ballast, while heavier ones have an air-brake attached to prevent them going *too* fast!

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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure Quarrying, Mining Place: Bethesda Primary Subject: Activity other tags: Zip Wire Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Penrhyn Slate Quarry [10] · Near Bethesda [8] · Zip Wire [4] ·
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SH6265, 63 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 26 April, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 622 657 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.2543N 4:3.6994W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 621 654
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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