Preparing Participants for Struggle on Ropes Course


Episode 140: The aerial challenge course experience is different for every participant. It can push people out of their comfort zone. When and if that happens, as facilitators, how do we adequately prepare our participants for struggle and frustration on the high ropes course? It’s a challenge course, not a success course, after all.

Topics Covered in This Episode

High 5 trainers Phil Brown, Lisa Hunt, and Rich Keegan have decades of facilitation and challenge course operation experience. They are the perfect trio to discuss how they navigate and support the struggles and challenges participants face on the high ropes course experience. First, they will discuss how they facilitate struggle within workshop settings. Then they will share stories of struggle from their personal experiences. And finally, they will provide a variety of facilitated activities that you can use with your next group. 

Additional Resources

The Struggle is Real Blog

A Force to Be Reckoned With: The Helium Hoop Blog