Backpack/ Rappelling 101 2021-03-15T15:40:36+00:00

Tuition

  • Backpack/ Rappelling 101
    $650/ Student
    9-12 Grade (14-19 yrs old)

  • Register by March 15th, 2021
    for semester 3 courses
    Call/Text Matt: 248-961-0014

PROJECT FORTY WAIVER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY (ADULTS)
PROJECT FORTY WAIVER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY (MINORS)
PLANET ROCK WAIVER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Backpack/ Rappelling 101

Semester 3:  Begins in April, 2021

(Day and time to be determined, but will be consistent weekly for the first 4 weeks)

Weeks 1-3
Hiking Holdridge Lake | Pontiac Lake | For-Mar

Week 4
1828 W. Dawson Rd | Milford | MI 48380

Trip Details
Leaving Thursday, May 6th @ 2:30pm from Fenton, MI
Camping 3 nights, 3 days of backpacking and rappelling in the Red River Gorge
Returning Sunday, May 9th @9:30pm to Fenton, MI
All gear provided
Students will need some specific clothing (detailed list will be provided), snacks for the road, and adventurous attitude!

Trip Snapshot

This trip begins with a bang up the Indian Staircase in the Red River Gorge and doesn’t stop at the top!  What goes up must come down… strap in for a big rappel to get back on route through the beautiful wooded landscape of the gorge.  We walk, talk, eat, think and take in the simple life of back country travel.  Be sharpened as we experience the fullness of God’s creation, escaping our world for a brief moment and immersing ourselves into His wilderness.  Let’s do this right… this could be your year!

Safety

All Project Forty instructors have been trained in their focused discipline and carry a minimum 2 years experience as a Guide Partner, under direct supervision from a current and certified instructor.  Climbing instructors are certified through the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) and hold a Wilderness Advanced First (WAFA) or higher.  All rappel sites are set up with redundant and equalized roped anchors, built off of solid, live trees.  Rappels are backed up by a second belay line controlled by a guide.  Climbing for participants are all top roped from solid bolted anchors.