Aerial assault course to re-open in Sheffield

An action-packed, suspended high ropes adventure course will swing open its doors to the public next week after a Sheffield charity took over its management.'' ''Altitude, based at iceSheffield, features 34 challenging obstacles including rope bridges, scramble nets, balance beams, swinging logs, a climbing wall and a 13m exhilarating leap of faith.
An action-packed, suspended high ropes adventure course will swing open its doors to the public next week after a Sheffield charity took over its management.'' ''Altitude, based at iceSheffield, features 34 challenging obstacles including rope bridges, scramble nets, balance beams, swinging logs, a climbing wall and a 13m exhilarating leap of faith.

Youngsters will be on a high in Sheffield when an aerial adventure course re-opens next week.

The suspended high ropes adventure course, known as Altitude, will re-open next to iceSheffield, on June 13.

It features 34 challenging obstacles including rope bridges, scramble nets, balance beams, swinging logs, a climbing wall and a 13 metre high ‘leap of faith’.

The leisure attraction, formerly known as Aerial Extreme, has been closed for a number of months.

It used to be run by a private operator but has now been taken over by Sheffield City Trust, which runs iceSheffield next door to the aerial course.

Sheffield City Trust’s remit is to ‘ improve the health and wellbeing of Sheffield people by providing facilities for sport and leisure activities’.

It also runs Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and Hillsborough Leisure Centre.

Mandy Parker, iceSheffield’s general manager, said: “We cannot wait for the re-launch of Altitude. The new name reflects the exciting nature of the unique high ropes course and we are looking forward to local people and tourists alike sharing the excitement

“The action-packed route of challenging obstacles is a great attraction for people of all ages, from families to students, stag and hen parties, and local businesses wanting an unusual, fun and active team building or networking venue.

“Plus, it is a fantastic way to get fit and healthy while having lots of fun.”

The thrilling course is available for private birthday parties and team building sessions.

For more information visit www.sivltd.com/activity/altitude-high-ropes-adventure