VIDEO: Jaw-dropping rope swing in the UAE
What’s On has video of the UAE’s craziest rope swing which took place in Ras Al Khaimah. The rope swing was a stunt from the TRAKS PRO team.
There aren’t many people in the UAE – or the world, for that matter – who would look at a giant 400-foot cliff in Ras Al Khaimah and say “let’s build a rope swing here just for fun.’ But that’s exactly what happened this month.
The extremely brave and burly rope equipment pros from TRAKS, together with talented rock climber Read Macadam, turned the rocky mountains in Ras Al Khaimah into their personal swing set and let loose in some jaw-dropping jumps – all in a bid to mark their 10 year anniversary in the region.
Generally known as the go-to training centre for employees who will be working at great heights, the boys wanted to create an outrageous rope swing to show off their rope rigging skills.
The unforgiving yet stunning terrain of the Hajar Mountains in the UAE’s northernmost emirate was the perfect backdrop for the swing, the equivalent of a 30-storey high building up, which took four arduous days of rigging to set up the stunt.
“Well, why not?” says TRAKS daredevil Johnny Salvador when asked why they decided to set up the giant swing.
“Not only was our company founded in Ras Al Khaimah but we really wanted to highlight the emirate as a incredible destination,” continues Salvador.
Luckily, they filmed the madness as they sent a bunch of their staff members flying on probably the UAE’s biggest, scariest and craziest rope swing.
Check out the full video here: