Isaberg Mountain Resort takes camping to a whole new level. There’s so much to do. Hiking, biking, canoeing, sup-ing, segway-ing, golfing, geocaching, tree top adventure-ing and more. We loved it so much we went back again the very next weekend.
I’m going to focus on the Tree Top Adventure because it really was something else. Essentially it’s an obstacle course suspended in the air, held up by trees, cables and platforms. Because an obstacle course on the ground would not have been challenging enough. Oh wait, they have that too!
You sign your life away, pay, get into your harness, put on a helmet, gloves and then they provide you with a safety briefing. Once the safety briefing is complete, you go through a little testing area to see if you know how to follow instructions. If you get the okay, you are on your way.
You are totally solely responsible for you. And what I mean by that is, you are responsible for hooking your two carabiners on and off the safety cables at all times and even attaching your very own zip line trolley onto the cable when it’s time to zip line. Seriously, the trust and confidence these people have in us humans. I’ve never seen anything like it. And the guides aren’t even up there with you. The guides are below you, still on land. But of course,they are ready to support you if needed. Knowing it was all up to you added so much more to the experience. You actually had to think. LOL
Lesson here: We are so much more capable than we think we are.
There are 4 different levels of obstacle courses. The green is beginner, red is moderate, blue is technical and black is very difficult. The best tip we received was to not save the black obstacle course for last. Most people think the black course is something they would want to build up to but not in this case. One of the guides told us that if we did save the black for last we might not have the arm strength to finish it. That tip saved us or me at least.
We started off with the red course which was challenging, especially when you are dealing with the nerves still. The nerves never really went away but you gained confidence as you went along. From there we did the dreaded black course, which was non-stop challenge after challenge and all about breaking down mental barriers.
Lesson here: You really CAN do it!
After that, we hit the blue course. We flew through it because it has the most zip lines. It was the most fun of all and was the perfect way to end it.
I left feeling happy, proud and like I could tackle ALMOST anything. Definitely worth the 320 sek. Did I mention there were some small kids on there too?! Amazing!