How we built it
Ziptrek Ecotours was created to facilitate learning about sustainability and is designed to illustrate related principles whenever possible. Where some companies clear a swath of forest between the ends of their ziplines, Ziptrek patiently climbs each tree and moves the cable up through the branches by hand to preserve the trees. Where suitable, Ziptrek’s Chief Structural Engineer has devised methods together with Dr. Reese Halter, an expert in tree physiology, to use living trees instead of man made structures for decks and anchors. These designs consider the tree density, root structure, and geotechnical conditions and when complete almost vanish into their surroundings without harming the growth of the tree.
Structures were built using naturally rot resistant woods to eliminate the routine use of chemicals, and Ziptrek uses solar panels to harness energy to run some of its systems on course.
In addition to being environmentally conscious in our chosen materials on course, our purchase decisions are also centered around being environmentally aware by ensuring responsible options are chosen where possible, with all marketing material and collateral being printed on recycled paper using vegetable based inks.