Zip Lining Like Superman Up in the Clouds


“Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …” a middle-aged woman who is beginning to hyperventilate.


I took most of the zip lines in stride. The Monteverdo Extremo guides hooked me up with an expert touch, and I was off, zipping above the rainforest canopy in Costa Rica and picking up speed as I approached the next platform. On the longer zip lines, though, the ground gave way, and I looked down upon a valley far below. That is when I would notice my breathing change to “hee–hee–hee–hee” as I yearned to get over land again.

zip lining Costa Rica

The final zip line was a kilometer long. With the harness set up differently, I now was laying flat under the line. I extended my arms and became Superman, flying at a faster and faster speed. I looked far and wide at the distant land below. I felt powerful and brave.


Superman, though, probably never hyperventilated.

ziplining Costa Rica

(This YouTube video shows someone else on the Superman zip line.)

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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14 Responses to Zip Lining Like Superman Up in the Clouds

  1. sammy says:

    Great photos Marcy!!! I have a bit of the hyperventilating going on with anything that is high, didn’t know I had such a fear!

  2. Cindy Brown says:

    Now THAT is how I would want to zipline! Awesome!
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  3. Looks like fun… 🙂
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  4. Sandy says:

    Well done Marcy. Looks like you had an awesome time
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  5. Carol Apple says:

    Boy does that look like fun! I imagine it must be a wild feeling to be hanging at that height with only a narrow wire to support you! But imagining is not the same as doing. Cudos to you for going for an exciting new experience.
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  6. Cynthia L. says:

    Oh My. I could never do that, I have a horrible fear of heights. I bet you had a really good, although sometimes frightening, time! My daughter zip lined in Argentina and loved it!

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