Tagaytay Zipline

I love that feeling you get when the adrenaline is pumping through your body. Whether that be from bungee jumping, roller coasters, skydiving, or other activities, I cannot seem to get enough of it. Some might call me an adrenaline junky since I am always looking for the next adventure.

My latest adventure was in Tagaytay, Philippines. I soared above a lush jungle on a zipline 150 meters above the outer edge of an active volcano. This isn’t just any volcano either; it is the world’s smallest active volcano which makes it even more unique of an experience.

Some people like to yell words like "yeah, or woo" when they are on a ride. Not me. I prefer something a little closer to home, a little more unique. See if you can pick it up in this video of my recent zipline experience at Tagaytay.

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Since we are in the Philippines and not America, the safety regulations are quite different this giving you the option to be strapped in however you wish. My choice was to fly face first while lying on my stomach, like Superman. You are secured by a few straps that are supposed to be one size fits all. My 9-year-old sister and I both had the same size harness. I felt extremely secure because the strap was invading my personal space, but my sister can speak for herself.

Besides flying higher than a football field above the ground, the view encompasses a reflection of the center part of the volcano off the crater lake that has formed from a previous explosion. The view was utterly breathtaking.

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK