Ziplining adventure sport in Tartous countryside witnesses turnout

Tartous, SANA_ His passion for outdoor adventure sports encouraged Fawaz Ghannam, from Tartous countryside, to connect two mountains separated by a deep valley in the village of  al-Smaihiqa in al-Qadmous city with a 300-meter long cable and providing the necessary equipment for ziplining adventure sport.

The idea of ​​the project, as Ghannam mentions, flashed into his mind due to the remarkable turnout on the domestic and natural tourism the area is witnessing, pointing to the availability of geographical and natural requirements necessary to set up such a project in his village.

The project depends on the connection between two mountains separated by al-Shalqa deep valley. The theoretical distance between the two mountains is 265 meters, but the real length of the cable is 300 meters, the starting point is 594 meters high and the end point is 576 meters, while the valley is about 460 meters deep.

Since the start of the project, many young men and women from Tartous and its visitors have tried this adventure, which is still attracting many adventure lovers, Ghannam said, adding that he is seeking to a license for his sports tourist project.

The first experiment was carried out by Ghannam himself last April 26th .

Ziplining sport is classified as one of the most satisfying sport of the passion of adventure and is based on the principle of connecting two points with a cable, one higher than the other and the use of a roller and special equipment to slide on the rope between the points like flying in the air and under the influence of gravity only without the use of any energy.

This idea has been recently used, according to Ghannam, in the area for the transfer of crops between the rugged mountains.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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