New Rooftop Zip Wire open day raises impressive amount for charity

Bondholder Mount Cook Adventure Centre recently celebrated the grand opening of their new Rooftop Zip Wire with a charitable open day attended by 350 guests.

The Zip Wire, which is Derbyshire’s first, is 108 metre-long and starts 15 metres off the ground on the Centre’s roof, finishing in the Steeplehouse Quarry. Guests can
expect to reach speeds of up to 40 mph!

Co-founder and Director, Colin Adams, said: “The open day was a huge success, offering children aged 6 + and adults the opportunity to have a go on our new Rooftop Rider Zip Wire whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause. It is our hope that the Zip Wire will be a valuable asset to Derbyshire and the Peak District by creating new jobs and boosting the local economy by encouraging tourists to the area.”

Over £1,100 was raised from the Zip Wire sessions and face-painting, plus extra donations kindly given by guests, 100% of the proceeds will go to Mount Cook’s charity of the year: Cancer Research UK.

Other activities available at the open day included Archery Tag, a brand-new combat game where two teams shoot foam-tipped arrows at one another. Music was provided by local brass band Carlton Brass, along with food and refreshments in Mount Cook’s glass fronted Main Dining Hall.