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Basler Team Challenge & Aerial Adventure Course

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The Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course is a state of the art low and high ropes challenge course. The course offers a full range of ground-level team building initiatives, and a series of aerial challenges ranging from easy to difficult between 15 – 45 feet in the air. Reserved programs are available for the ETSU community, as well as for off-campus and corporate community groups. The Aerial Adventure Course offers the opportunity for participants to stretch their physical and mental limits and includes 21 unique climbing, zipping, walking, balancing, and swinging challenges as participants move from one platform to another.

Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and athletic clothing that allows for a range of motion. You are encouraged to bring water and a snack, as our programs are held outdoors in the summer months and our course is exposed to the elements. There is a water fountain on site to refill bottles. We recommend sunscreen, bug spray, and protective clothing. Please arrive at the challenge course pavilion 10-15 minutes early to check in so that we may begin the program at the scheduled time.

Per manufacturer recommendations – participants must be 12+ years old and weigh between 85 – 250lbs. Helmets and harnesses are one-size-fits-most and are adjustable. If a participant is unable to properly secure a helmet and harness, they will not be allowed entry to the course. All participants must sign a waiver, and participants between the ages of 12-17 must have parent/guardian signature.

The Aerial Adventure Course is available during Open High hours for use by ETSU students, faculty, staff, and CPA patrons. A valid ETSU I.D. is required to participate in Open High programs.

Outdoor Adventure offers four types of programs ranging from one to five (1-5) hours for organized groups.

Maximum group size is 40 participants. Minimum group size is 10. Times listed are approximate ranges, though actual duration of program is based on size of group and type of program selected. A final duration and cost will be provided by Challenge Course Coordinator once a Reservation Request Form has been submitted for the group.


1 - 1.5 hours

Low-risk challenges designed to promote group development through initiatives such as ice-breakers, name games, and energizers in an indoor or outdoor field setting, depending on the season. Facilitators tailor activities to meet the expressed group goals and can build in time to debrief activities and their application to a “real life” setting.
1 - 2 hours

Low-risk challenges similar to those of the Express Course with additional physical and mental challenges. Low Challenge Courses provide the foundation for building effective teamwork and problem solving skills, and includes balancing on special wooden/rope structures at approximately 2 feet off the ground. Facilitators build in time to debrief activities and how they may have “real life” application. (Note: This option does not include the Aerial Adventure Course)
2 - 4 hours

Challenges utilizing the Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course. The High Challenge Course offers the opportunity for participants to stretch their physical and mental limits and includes 21 unique climbing, zipping, walking, balancing, and swinging challenges as participants move from one platform to another.

The High Challenge Course includes three levels of challenges between 15 - 45 feet in the air. Facilitators tailor the elements to fit the needs of the group. High Challenge Course activities
typically do not include a debriefing, as these challenges are intended for personal challenge and growth rather than group development.

4 - 6 hours

Combo Courses offer the best of both the Low and High Challenge Course experiences. This is a great option for groups looking to get to know one another, focus on leadership and group development, and put themselves to the challenge in a fun and exciting outdoor environment.


Group Challenge Course Reservation Request

  1. Complete a Reservation Request Form
  2. Submit form through email to
  3. Our Outdoor Adventure Coordinator will contact you to schedule a course!

Meet the Mountains Festival

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August 24 from 6 pm - 11 pm
August 25 from 10 am - 11 pm

Make sure you save the date for Meet The Mountains, an outdoor recreation festival introducing you to a host of great ways to get outside in our region! This isn’t a stroll through the vendors type festival – you are encouraged to test drive a bike, try stand up paddle boarding or learn to fly cast. Fun activities are on tap for all ages, from little ones trying out the strider bike obstacle course, to gear swaps for experienced outdoor enthusiasts, to workshops on hiking for seniors. Additionally, you can engage in offsite outdoor experiences from paddling to hiking to biking, even running competitions. Check out our website then come out and meet the mountains!

August 26

We will be offering a Community Demo Day on the Aerial Adventure Course!
To sign up, visit our booth at the festival.
Course times will be:

3:00pm            3:15pm            3:30pm            3:45pm

The course is free for current students/faculty/staff and $22/person for community members.



The Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course is located on ETSU’s campus at 503 Go Bucs Trail. The Challenge Course Pavilion 540 (north pavilion) is located at 505 Go Bucs Trail. Parking is available in lot 22A across from the challenge course pavilion from Go Bucs Trail. 

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