On Saturday 17th December, Mount Cook Adventure Centre celebrated six successful months of opening with a Family Fun Christmas event.
Families and friends of Mount Cook came from far and wide to scale great heights on the high-ropes course, try their hand at some Christmas arts and crafts, and to tuck into a hot turkey and stuffing sandwich!
Numerous children, young people and adults attempted the high-ropes, racing to the top of the Gladiator Challenge and testing their nerve on The Leap of Faith.
Back at the Centre, local artist and part-time teacher Rosanna led an arts and craft session, creating with the children salt-dough Christmas tree decorations and festive stars, created using natural materials.
Close friend of Mount Cook, Bryony, shared her talented face-painting and hand-painting skills at the event. Our favourite was the hulk hand painting!
The Mount Cook team enjoyed seeing the Centre buzzing with new and old faces, and it was agreed that it was a great conclusion to a very busy first six months. Thanks to everyone that came along!
Looking forward to 2017, and the Mount Cook events calendar is filling up! The Centre has more Family Fun High-Ropes sessions, a Wildlife Photography Course with local photographer Guy Badham, a Foraging and Outdoor Cookery Course with Eden Wild Food, and enough kid’s Holiday Camps to fill every school break from Easter to the Summer.
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Also, coming soon for Spring 2017 are Mount Cook’s brand new eco-friendly Glamping Pods, offering alternative outdoor accommodation for a further forty guests.
The Centre will also have finished its brand new 7-metre-high indoor climbing wall, offering twelve different routes of varying difficulty and an auto-belay system.
Finally, Mount Cook has recently applied for planning consent for a 100 metre zip-wire extending from the Centre’s roof terrace into Steeple Grange Quarry, where the high-ropes course is based. Watch this space for more details!
It’s amazing how far Mount Cook has come in the last six months, and the team now eagerly awaits the new developments that 2017 will bring. Check out the new Time Lapse Video below, which maps Mount Cook's progression from day one to the present day:
In the meantime, the Mount Cook Team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!