ADVENTURE company Zip World is launching a new exhilarating adventure at its Penrhyn Quarry site near Bethesda tomorrow (May 26).

"Aero Explorer” will provide adventurers with a unique new experience as they soar across a 400m-long spiral suspension track.

The track, powered entirely by gravity, will reach speeds of up to 30mph.

Participants will be suspended in the air via a harness as they descend 35m down to ground level, while taking in views of what once was the world’s largest slate quarry.


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It also features two spiral turns that riders will experience as they descend.

Harnessing nothing but the natural topography of the area, the riders will descend to ground level within three to five minutes.

Aero Explorer marks the fifth adventure at the North Wales site, joining Velocity 2, Quarry Flyer, Quarry Karts, and the Penrhyn Quarry Tour, and becomes Zip World’s 24th attraction.

Zip World founder and president, Sean Taylor, said: "This year marks Zip World’s 10-year anniversary and we’re so excited to be launching this attraction at our first ever site.

“Aero Explorer is the first of its kind at Zip World, with thrill-seekers unleashing their inner adventurer as they glide through Penrhyn Quarry using only the natural landscape and the unique spiral towers to descend to ground level.”

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Tickets for Aero Explorer are now on sale via the Zip World website. Prices start at £22 for a single rider, and £70 for a group of four.

Each ticket includes two rides.

Aero Explorer is designed to be suitable for all the family to enjoy, with the attraction open to children with a height of 1m and above.

Children must be supervised by a participating adult, and normal medical restrictions apply.

Comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear is advised.