ALTUS OUTDOOR CONCEPT

THE HIGH WIRE ADVENTURE COURSE EXPERIENCE


Your expert in designing and building reliable, well-integrated and environmentally friendly High Wire Adventure Courses

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Altus' range of High wire adventure courses

ALTUS high wire adventure courses are tailor-made and adapted to the landscape and terrain available therefore each course is unique.

Also called « Adventure Parks » or « Ropes Courses », they can be built on natural supports (such as trees, cliffs or rocks), artificial supports (such as steel, concrete or wooden poles) or on a combination of both natural and artificial supports.

What is a High Wire Adventure Course ?


It’s an exciting outdoor activity involving a circuit of wooden platforms installed on high elements usually trees and sometimes rocks, poles or posts. A variety of fun bridges and crossings get users from one platform to another and a number of zip lines bring them back to the ground.

Why does this activity attract ?


Tourists, visitors and locals of all ages. It’s ideal for corporate events, school outings, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties as well as for family outings or just to have a great time with friends. It’s open to anybody who can climb a rope ladder.

Why invest in this activity ?


Because it’s an exciting business and a long-term investment. It attracts between 10,000 and 45,000 users over a 6 to 7 month period. It’s a highly satisfying business tool: users are happy, they have a great time and it provides them with an exhilarating experience. It requires few staff.

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Natural supports

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Can be built on trees, cliffs or rocks

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Artificial supports

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Can be built on steel, concrete or wooden poles

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Freestanding courses

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Can be built on a Freestanding, a Semi Permanent or a Mobile course


Children's Adventure Course


A fun, recreational high wire adventure course where young children discover the activity with or without an adult on 2 or 3 circuits providing different levels of difficulty and leaving from a central platform.

► Average number of obstacles : 20
► Average time for users to complete the course : 1 hour
► Access conditions :
- Accessible to children and accompanying adults
- Minimum size to proceed alone: 1 m (3 ft 3 in)
- Children below 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall with an accompanying adult
► Belay system : Continuous belay
► Operating staff : 2 (if you have a Grand Adventure Course: 1)
► Maximum number of users per day : 350
► Average entrance fee in Europe : 15 €
► Average entrance fee in the USA : $27 USD
► Average entrance fee in Asia : $22 USD
► Average construction cost : 60,000 €uros / $74,490 USD (*)

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(*) Price at departure from our premises, excluding P.P.E, for a construction on NATURAL SUPPORTS (trees, cliffs or rocks) | In case ARTIFICIAL SUPPORTS (poles or a Freestanding structure) are required, the cost thereof is not included.

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Grand Adventure Course


A sensational high wire adventure course consisting of 5 or 6 independent circuits with 4 clearly colour-coded levels of difficulty, clear information panels and an introductory brief to enable participants to carry out the high wire ropes course activity autonomously and securely harnessed at all times.

► Average number of obstacles : 40
► Average time for users to complete the course : 2 hours
► Access conditions :
- Accessible to adults and youngsters
- Minimum size: 1.40 m (4 ft 7 in)
► Belay system : Continuous belay
► Operating staff : 2 to 4 depending on the number of participants (2 for less than 100 users per day - 4 above 100 users per day)
► Maximum number of users per day : 400
► Average entrance fee Europe : 22 €
► Average entrance fee in the USA : $50 USD
► Average entrance fee in Asia : $32 USD
► Average construction cost : 110,000 €uros / $136,563 USD (*)

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(*) Price at departure from our premises, excluding P.P.E, for a construction on NATURAL SUPPORTS (trees, cliffs or rocks) | In case ARTIFICIAL SUPPORTS (poles or a Freestanding structure) are required, the cost thereof is not included.

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Big Zip Lines


An exhilarating activity consisting either of one stand alone zip wire, a return trip or a whole course equipped with big zips only.

► Zip lines up to 650 m (710 yards) long
► Access conditions :
- Accessible to adults and youngsters
► Belay system : Continuous belay
► Operating staff : 2 (if you have a Grand Adventure Course : 1)
► Average construction cost per zip wire : 13,000 €uros / $16,139 USD (*)

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(*) Price at departure from our premises, excluding P.P.E, for a construction on NATURAL SUPPORTS (trees, cliffs or rocks) | In case ARTIFICIAL SUPPORTS (poles or a Freestanding structure) are required, the cost thereof is not included.

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Nets Course


Large suspended nettings where everyone can evolve freely, safely, without a harness or any other equipment.

► Average time for users to complete the course : 1 - 2 hour(s)
► Access conditions :
- All ages
► Belay system : Collective net belay
► Operating staff : 1
► Maximum number of users per day : 400 to 600
► Average entrance fee Europe : 15 €
► Average entrance fee in the USA : $55 USD
► Average entrance fee in the Asia : $55 USD
► Average construction cost : Please contact us (*)

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(*) Price at departure from our premises, excluding P.P.E, for a construction on NATURAL SUPPORTS (trees, cliffs or rocks) | In case ARTIFICIAL SUPPORTS (poles or a Freestanding structure) are required, the cost thereof is not included.

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Altus' range of Freestanding courses

ALTUS Freestanding Courses are equipped with a continuous belay system and can be installed indoors or outdoors on a flat surface without fixing them into the ground.

They have been inspected by an accredited independent control agency and are compliant with the European and American standards.

Adaptability


Our standard Freestanding Courses consist of 9 or 36 obstacles with the option to build bigger or smaller courses

Quality


Our installations are inspected by an independent agency to be compliant with the European standard EN 15567 and the US ACCT standard

Safe and Easy to operate


The continuous belay system is easy for the participants to use and significantly increases their safety as it enables them to carry out the entire course without manipulating the equipment and without ever being disconnected. It therefore reduces the number of operating staff required on the course while ensuring optimal user safety

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Freestanding course
(3 levels)

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Semi permanent course
(2 levels)

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Mobile course
(1 level)


3-level freestanding course


A 36 obstacle course on 3 levels finishing with 3 ziplines (30 m / 32.80 yards from the 1st level, 90 m / 98.42 yards from the 2nd level, 150 m / 164.04 yards from the 3rd level). Operating staff training is provided.

► Min. height : 1 m / 3 ft 3 in
► Max. weight : 140 kg / 308 lbs
► Access conditions :
- Accessible to adults and children as of 4 years old
► Max. number of users per day : 400
► Duration : 2 hours (1 lap)
► Operating staff : 1 to 3 depending on the number of participants
► Belay system : Continuous belay
► Weight of the course : 27 t / 4,250 st (3.8 t / 598.39 st per pole)
► Price for a course with 36 obstacles : 166,450 € / $208,068 USD (*)

(*) Price at departure from our premises without P.P.E

Our 3-level Freestanding Course can be shipped in a 40 ft container + a 20 ft container | Price : Please contact us

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" Additional pole " Option :


Add a pole to create a new triangle with 3 obstacles | Price : 17,800 € / $22,250 USD (*)

" Baby Course " Option :


A Course for toddlers, 80 cm / 2.62 ft above the ground, made up of 12 obstacles and a zipline | Price : 24,000 € / $30,001 USD (*)

" Nets Course " Option :


A 2-level Nets Course (4 m / 13.12 ft and 9 m / 29.52 ft above the ground) + a Treehouse (12 m / 39.37 ft above the ground) + a Ninja Course at ground-level + 1 Toboggan to slide from the 1st level to the ground
| Price : 152,000 € / $190,005 USD (*)


2-level Semi Permanent course


A 25 obstacle course on 2 levels finishing with a zipline. Operating staff training is provided.

► Min. height : 1 m / 3 ft 3 in
► Max. weight : 140 kg / 308 lbs
► Access conditions :
- Accessible to adults and children as of 4 years old
► Max. number of users per day : 350
► Duration : 1 hour (2 laps)
► Operating staff : 1 to 2 depending on the number of participants
► Belay system : Continuous belay
► Weight of the course : 6 t / 945 st (0.5 t / 78.73 per pole)
► Price for a course with 25 obstacles : 88,000 € / $110,000 USD (*)

(*) Price at departure from our premises (without P.P.E)

Our 2-level Semi Permanent Course can be shipped in a 40 ft container | Price : Please contact us

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Mobile course


A 9 obstacle course easy to set up (2h30 for 2 people). Training is provided in installing and operating the course.

Easy to transport :

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Size of the pack when folded : Length = 4 m / 13 ft - Width = 1.40 m / 4 ft 7 in - Height = 1.40 m / 4 ft 7 in

► Min. height : 1 m / 3 ft 3 in
► Max. weight : 140 kg / 308 lbs
► Access conditions :
- Accessible to children aged 3 to 12 years old
► Max. number of users per hour : 30 to 80 (15 at one time)
► Duration : 30 minutes (2 laps)
► Operating staff : 1 to 2 depending on the number of participants
► Belay system : Continuous belay
► Weight of the course : 1.6 t / 252 st
► Price for a course with 9 obstacles : 25,000 € / $31,251 USD (*)

(*) Price at departure from our premises (without P.P.E)

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Why choose ALTUS to build my course

Because we have been building high wire adventure courses since 1997. We have built over 150 courses on 4 different continents.

We operate our own courses in France. We develop and test new, innovative products and materials on our course to remain a step ahead of competitors.

Each course is unique as it is tailor-made to fit the environment and land available.

Furthermore ALTUS provides :

► A high quality reliable product
► A profitable business tool
► First class support from beginning to end
► Low environmental impact
► Useful and extensive advice based on our experience as both course constructors and course managers
► Ongoing maintenance
► Initial on-site training for operating staff

...and because ALTUS is flexible, reliable, efficient, proactive.

Our experience


We have been building High Wire Adventure Courses and operating our own courses in France since 1997. This experience has allowed us to evolve and develop new obstacles, techniques and materials to ensure ongoing improvements. All the equipment, materials and obstacles that we recommend have been tried and tested on our own course. Our experience as both course constructors and course managers enables us to give future clients extensive and appropriate advice.

Our environmental approach


When installing an adventure course we aim to provide you with a course which optimises the forest and natural surroundings.We therefore pay particular attention to the environment and ensure that no pollution or damage is caused when installing an ALTUS course. Furthermore when dismantling or modifying an activity, we guarantee very low environmental impact.

Our attention to safety


Safety is paramount and one of our main concerns. We were therefore involved in establishing the European standard EN 15567 which dictates the level required both for constructing and operating ropes courses. All the courses that we build are compliant with both the European standard and the US standard and are inspected by an accredited independent control office prior to opening to the public.

Our on-site training


Course participants’ safety is every course manager’s responsibility. We therefore provide 4 days on-site training when delivering an ALTUS Adventure Course to ensure that all operating staff are fully trained to efficiently supervise the participants.

A bit of history


ALTUS was founded in 1997 when we created our very first Adventure Course in Talloires in France close to Annecy in Haute Savoie.

Since then we have built over 150 High Wire Rope Courses in 15 different countries, including big zip lines, Discovery Courses "the Forest of Senses", Grand Courses (Adventure Courses for adults), Adventure Courses for children either with a continuous lifeline or a self-belay system; either in forests on trees or on artificial supports.

We test our new activities at our Nature Base Adventure in Talloires before putting them onto the market for our clients. Our Nature Base hosts 28 000 visitors from April to October. It consists of a Grand Course, a Children's Course with a continuous lifeline, a bike park, and a discovery course "the Forest of Senses" including an orienteering course.

To satisfy an increasing demand from Adventure Course professionals, Altus developed a range of products for sale under the commercial brand Koala Equipment.

Main activities


► Building High Wire Ropes Courses
► Online sales of High Wire Ropes Course materials
► Training High Wire Ropes Course operating staff
► Running Nature Adventure Base in Talloires (France)
► Selling Mobile Adventure Courses


Areas of expertise


► Development
► Advice - Study
► Technical assistance
► Construction Regular inspections
► Maintenance PPE sales (Personal Protective Equipment)
► Training High Wire Ropes Course operating staff (instructors)

Some clients' comments


For me setting up and running an adventure course business has been life transforming. It has allowed me to exit the rat race of the corporate world, take control of my life and destiny, and do something that I feel is fundamentally worthwhile with my life...'creating adventures and encouraging everyone to live life adventurously'. It has enabled me to work with a really great bunch of people, our French friends and colleagues from Altus, and an inspirational bunch of properly motivated, talented and outdoors loving people who are like a second family. Go Ape doesn’t seem like work. It is an adventure in itself and I still pinch myself that I get paid to do it.

Tristram Mayhew
Founder of Go Ape - The world's largest high wire adventure course operator
www.goape.co.uk

Some clients' comments


The Adventure Park business has definitely been an “Adventure” for us. As the very first and sole distributors in Japan, we had the exciting task of introducing a new concept in our country. An outdoor forest activity implies that some elements are out of our control and we have learnt that the most important factors in our business are “passion” and “perseverance”. Our greatest satisfaction is that our customers love their courses; it is always very gratifying to see happy customers. Our main priority is for all participants to enjoy the activity, to feel happy and to get home safely. So far we have been successful in our mission.

Masaki Taguwa et Ichiro Kanamaru
Altus partners and exclusive distributors in Japan
www.foret-aventure.jp