• Tree-hopping adventure soon to open in Bataan

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    PILAR, Bataan: A tree-hopping adventure adjacent to the breath-taking Dunsulan Falls below the historic Mount Samat here is ready to launch on Sunday in addition to the 540-meter zip line.

    Michael Landicho, Zipline and Tree-Hopping Adventure team leader, identified the six legs passing through six century-old trees starting at the landing pad of the zipline. These are Jacob Ladder, Monkey Trail, Surfing Zipline, King and Balance Swing, Hanging Bridge with rappelling.

    “Each leg will have an emergency exit, especially for beginners who cannot hurdle all the six legs,” Landicho said.

    He said that the project is already undergoing finishing touches and will be ready by March as desired by Mayor Alice Pizarro of Pilar.

    Arjhay Cagimbal said he felt good while going from one tree to another using various features in the Tree-Hopping Adventure. He was equipped with a harness for safety.

    “Do not fear, just relax while up there and enjoy the beautiful scenery,” Cagimbal said when asked what he would advise tree-hoppers.

    The Pilar municipal government funded the project for P2.7 million and will operate it like the zipline.

    Pizarro said the investment would be easily recovered just like zipline which only took eight months to recoup the P1.8-million investment, she said.

    He said environmentalists should not worry as this adventure is environment-friendly with safety measures so as not to harm the forest cover,” Pizarro said.

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