Altitude Review

Altitude at Ice Sheffield is an action-packed high ropes adventure course that’s definitely not for the faint hearted!

Teela Clayton braved the high heights and gave it a go.

If like me, your idea of adrenaline is binge watching the final series of Breaking Bad, then you could be forgiven for thinking Altitude is not for you.

The gravity defying high rope course based at Ice Sheffield promises ‘no skill necessary’. Perfect for me. The last time I scaled such heights was at the Bell Tower in Bruges when a panic attack two flights up had me retiring to the comfort of a Belgian waffle stand. I blame inappropriate footwear.

Still, I thought, as I surveyed the rope and bridge expanse before me, if kids can do it, so can I.

A few of the 30 sections in, my fears of harness induced camel toe had evaporated and I’d even stopped writing my will in my head. In fact, I was quite enjoying it.

By the time I finished the course, ready for the dramatic 30ft drop, I felt I was channelling Lara Croft. A less than graceful ‘back splat’ put paid to that. Luckily my sweat soaked clothes cushioned my fall. If only I’d dressed like Lara.

Maybe it was the adrenaline coursing through my veins but I felt like I could do it all again.

Think it might be time to revisit the Bell Tower…


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