Safety is paramount on Hollow Mountain. This is easily claimed, but in our case it is demonstrably true that our adventures are the safest in Thailand. All you have to do is look at the pictures on the website to verify that:
- Our ziplines use 2 steel cables, not just a single cable like everywhere else in Thailand
- Our rope swings use 2 ropes, not just a single rope like everywhere else in Thailand
- Our lower-offs use 2 ropes, not just a single rope like everywhere else in Thailand
In addition to the above:
- We use only top quality gear supplied by Petzl, with pulleys brought in from Ronstan, the highest specification yachting pulleys available in the world.
- Everything has been built to IRATA(International Ropes Access Trade Association) level 3 safety standards
- Foreign owned and supervised
- Highly trained staff trained to IRATA level 2 standard.
- All systems are at least 20 times as strong as they need to be – for example the dual ropes on the rope swings are rated to 2,800 kg, whereas the maximum rider weight is 100kg.
Most of the activities on the mountain are perfectly safe and pose no risk of injury whatsoever. This is because all safety systems are duplicated. The ziplines use 2 cables, not one. The lower-offs are backed up by a secondary rope with a fall arrest device. The rope swings both employ dual ropes and dual independent anchor systems. Some of the activities DO pose a risk of injury and are not suitable for people who are: a) overweight b) unfit c) or of a nervous disposition.
There following outlines the risks associated with each activity of the adventure park:
- Jungletrail: cuts & scrapes are not unlikely, and a twisted ankle may occur if you are careless.
- The Rope Swings (Junior & Emperor): there are no risks involved. The reason they are safe is because all safety systems are duplicated.
- Ziplines: there are no risks involved. The reason they are safe is because all safety systems are duplicated (with 3 redundant braking systems in place).
- Via Ferratae: the adventurer climbs these steel staircases using 3 separate and independent safety lanyards. Cuts and scrapes are not unlikely, and a careless person could break a limb.
Please follow these simple guidelines on what to wear and bring to be prepared for your adventure!
- Shoes or sandals – no flip-flops.
- Wear comfortable clothing – pants or long shorts.
- Bring sunscreen.
- The mountain’s upper reaches, where most of the action takes place, are relatively free from bugs, but people who are particularly sensitive might like to bring bug repellant.
- Hair tie for shoulder length hair.
- Cameras are welcome – please have a strap attached to keep it securely in place.
- Meals and drinks are provided on the tour.
- Due to the steepness of the Hollow Mountain, please do not bring anything that might get dropped. This is a safety hazard and you will not be allowed to ascend with things that might hit people underneath you on the head if dropped.