Five years in the making and launched for 2015 is our
fantastic new underground adventure route - Go Below® Ultimate Xtreme™
staggering five kilometres of pure underground adrenalin through some of the
worlds most spectacular abandoned mine workings for an adventure that many
people have called the greatest trip of their lives.
THE LONGEST UNDERGROUND ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD
FIVE KILOMETRES OF PURE ADRENALINE!
The Go Below® Ultimate Xtreme™ route runs long and deep under the mountains
of North Wales. In fact it takes all day to get around it - a tough, full
day of unquantifiable fun that makes everything else look totally pony. This
isn't some hour long "whilst we're passing" whim - it's high adventure
in the Xtreme - supersized!
NINE UNDERGROUND ZIP LINES!
Yes, nine. Our Go Below® Ultimate Xtreme™ underground adventure route
really has nine underground zip lines. And they are all run disgustingly high off the ground through
vast caverns deep below the surface.
Our zip lines all represent a purposeful part
of the route and each one is in a completely different chamber.
THE WORLDS LONGEST UNDERGROUND ZIP LINE!
One of our nine zip lines is so long, it's actually the longest
underground zip line in the world at 130m end to end. How cool is that? We
call it Goliath - read more about it here!
THE WORLDS DEEPEST UNDERGROUND ZIP LINE!
Another one of our zip lines, as it happens, is the deepest
underground zip line in
the world. The solid rock roof above is 1,230 feet thick.
TAKE IN GREAT BRITAIN'S DEEPEST POINT!
The tunnels, caverns and passageways that we'll take you along run very
deep indeed under the mountains above, exceeding 1,300 feet down in some
places. There is no publicly accessible place in Great Britain deeper than
this. What a great way to compliment a climb of Snowdon!
THE WORLDS FIRST UNDERGROUND ZIP RIDE!
One of our zip lines is steep. Very Steep. and it runs down a really
spectacularly huge cavern which is just fascinating to see. Because of this,
we operate it as a Zip Ride. What's the difference? Well a Zip Ride
has a seat for a start, so you sit upright and hold the chains. Rather than
scream down it in the shortest time possible, you're lowered down gracefully
where you can appreciate and take in the awesome surroundings by freely
looking around. It's unrushed, you can take pictures or just enjoy the ride.
We'll stop you a couple of times on the way down if you like, even if just
to look between your hanging feet at the boulders on the chamber floor, a
hundred foot down! If you don't like heights just try your best not to be sick.
Read more about our Underground Zip Ride
THE WORLDS FIRST UNDERGROUND FREE FALL!
At one point on our trip you're stood at the top of a 70 foot abyss, with
the route continuing on from the bottom. You can abseil down it if you like
- or - we'll clip you to our free fall machine and you can just jump! You'll
plummet like a house brick through the dark cold air, but our free-fall machine will apply the
brakes near the bottom to bring you to a controlled stop. Phew!
MILES OF HIGH TRAVERSES AND VIA FERATTA
To get through the mine, long sections of our Go Below® Ultimate Xtreme™
route run high along seemingly endless cliff walls. Sometimes there is a bit of a ledge to
stand on, sometimes the remains of an old plank. Sometimes nothing at all. Eeep!
The traverses are tremendous fun and really quite challenging, you'll be
grinning from ear to ear!
ANCIENT BRIDGES DECAYING IN THE DARKNESS
The mine used to have many wooden bridges spanning the sickening voids of
the chambers, but over the decades, most of these have collapsed and fallen
into the abyss. Some of them however are still holding on, at least
partially, and yes, our route crosses several of them. There is little more
"character building" than inching slowly along a 150 year old timber beam
with an 80 foot yawning chasm below you.
100% REAL, UNCONTRIVED
The mine workings we pass through are huge and fantastic to see just
as the last miners and quarrymen left them. In fact, large tracts of the
route haven't seen a soul since the 1800's (you can still see hobnail boot
prints in places, and the odd bowler hat or tobacco pipe still sat on a rock
as it was left!).
We don't install mains flood lighting into this magnificent historic environment. We don't lay smooth concrete floors. We don't
put in gantries, fences or safety barriers. The mine is absolutely radiating character and personality just as
it is, and we don't want to spoil that magic at all. Not one bit.
There is no electricity down there, no phones, no wi-fi. The lights we see
with are the lights from our helmet cap-lamps.
We think it's much better this way.
GENUINE ADVENTURE - NO CHEESY GIMMICKS
Our trips are team based adventures, led by the most experienced caving
instructors in Great Britain. We deliberately give you plenty of
self-responsibility, control and freedom. You'll be clipping yourself on and off
the ropes and traversing
the long via ferattas at your own pace as an integral member of the
days self-reliant adventure team.
Our instructors are with you all the way. We train you how to use the
ropes system properly and professionally. We work as a team - so you might be helping to haul someone
struggling up a ladder for instance. Or you might be assisting with navigation.
part of the adventure.
GO BELOW IN THE PRESS AND ON TV!
The Sunday Times reporter Duncan Craig
called the Go Below® Ultimate Xtreme™ route "...the scariest assault course in the
UK..." and also that "...pound for thrill, this might just
be the best value day out in the UK".
You can watch his short video and read
his review here.
Online and the North Wales Weekly News
Wales online wrote of our new trip
"...A thrilling blast from the past..." in their detailed
article that you can
read in full here.
The Guardian singled us out in their
article as one of 10 adventurous things to do in the UK - you can
read their full article here.
The Guardian also sent reporter Rachel
Dixon to review the route, you can
read her feature here.
BBC Radio Wales reporter Brendon Williams
steadied his nerves for a sample of the new Go Below® Ultimate Xtreme™ route. Of
the Goliath Zip Ride he said "Utterly, utterly amazing"
and of the freefall jump "Utterly, utterly exhilarating".
However, our favourite quote from
Brendon's feature has to be:
"I've never been so scared in all my life, and I'm not joking".
WEIGHT, HEIGHT AND FITNESS
The 7 hour
Go Below® Ultimate Xtreme™ route is highly demanding and many people who've
done it have later said it was one of the toughest days out they've ever had.
You don't need any prior experience, nor do you need to be super-human, but
you're going to be on the go all day climbing and scrambling up and down
obstacles and facing many intimidating challenges. There are copious vertical
drops which will test your nerve even if you're not normally scared of heights.
It's not suitable for children, even very capable ones.
There is no overall weight restriction on the trip but the Free Fall's maximum weight
handling is 19 stone (so persons in excess of this will need to miss this part
out). Regardless of weight however, participants do still need
to be able to fit properly into a safety harness (you're welcome to come try one
on at our kit room before you book if you're concerned about this).
You are the best to judge your personal fitness. If you can handle a long day of
scrambling, walking, climbing, zip lining and swinging on ropes then this trip is for you,
otherwise we recommend trying our easier half-day Go Below® Challenge trip first.
There are no height restrictions on any of our trips.
Cost: £99 Per Place (18+ adults only)
This trip starts from our Tanygrisiau Base
Ultimate Xtreme Schedule
See our Interactive Trip Calendar for