Soaring an astonishing 7,200 feet above sea level, the new Whistler Suspension Bridge is not for the faint of heart.
While the suspension bridge offers stomach-dropping excitement, the new Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk is equally impressive.
For one, the viewing platform allows guests to lean out over the Whistler Bowl. As such, they will feel las if they are suspended in the air, 12 metres from the cliff’s edge.
What’s more, the cantilevered viewing platform allows full 360 degree viewing of the stunning alpine vistas.
In addition, officials have stated that it may end at the highest viewing spot of any suspension bridge on the continent.
— Whistler Blackcomb (@WhistlerBlckcmb) August 13, 2018
Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk
In total, the Suspension Bridge spans the length from West Ridge to the peak chair situated across from Whistler Bowl. The Platform is positioned to face Rainbow Mountain, with a direct sightline of Black Tusk.
Further, the stunning structure is supported by 4 main beams that extending out and are connected by the walkway. Each beam weighs an impression 5,000 pounds, with the end piece weighing over 4,000 pounds. As a result, a helicopter was needed to complete the project.
Now, guests may incorporate the thrilling platform and bridge into a hike, or simply as an excursion during the day. As such, the cantilever platform will be the crown jewel of the West Ridge hiking trails.
— Whistler Blackcomb (@WhistlerBlckcmb) August 8, 2018
The suspension bridge is just one part of Whistler Blackcomb’s impressive $345-million Renaissance project. In fact, they’re looking to add a lot of attractions to the area including a weather-independent adventure centre with waterslides, waves, rope swings and caves.
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