Rope Access Team Back At Grand Canyon Skywalk To Clean Glass Bridge - Descending 4,000 Feet From Canyon Floor
May 29, 2014 --
PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abseilon USA, the nation's leading Rope Access Solutions Company, has announced their next visit to the Grand Canyon Skywalk on June 16th and 24, sharing that the visit will include high definition video and drone technology during a rappel into the Grand Canyon. The efforts will help remove and hoist trash to keep the canyon clean and pristine. The Grand Canyon Skywalk, located at Grand Canyon West in Arizona, extends guests 4,000 feet (1220m) over the canyon floor.
The new technology that will be used, Vidcie HD cameras, mount on the helmets of the technicians and have the ability to stream live video to any PC or tablet with minimal delay. Additionally, a Harkin Power Seat will allow the technicians to easily ascend the line from the base of the canyon hoisting trash.
"Our relationship with the Hualapai and Grand Canyon West is stronger than ever," said Abseilon USA Vice-President Kenneth Piposar. He continued, "We are happy to assist with maintaining the shine and allure of the famous glass bridge."
"Abseilon USA has provided a unique service to Grand Canyon West at the Skywalk, and we look forward to their return," said Grand Canyon Resort Corporation CEO, Jennifer Turner. "It's not an easy task to clean under a bridge suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon, but they do it well keeping safety at the forefront."
The engineering wonder, Grand Canyon Skywalk, is about 120 miles (193 km) from Las Vegas and 250 miles from Phoenix. Abseilon USA SPRAT Certified Technicians will work on the underside of the platform to clean the glass while keeping the Skywalk open for tourists and visitors.
The company's past work at Grand Canyon West has been featured on the television program "Sky High Scraper," which aired on the Discovery network in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Abseilon USA is working with The Guinness Book of Worlds Records to stake their claim to the record of World's Highest Rope Access or (Longest Abseil).
About Abseilon USA
Abseilon USA is the nation's leading Work at Height Rope Access Solutions Company specializing in fall protection systems, industrial rope access and difficult to reach areas. Abseilon is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada. We gain access to almost anywhere, safely, effectively and timely. We have been recognized by OSHA for our Safety and Health Programs as well as active members of SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) based in the United States, is a non-profit, member-driven organization that is dedicated to promoting safety in industrial rope access. Find out more on their website at www.Abseilon.com.
About Grand Canyon Resort Corporation
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation is owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe and is located in Peach Springs, Arizona. In 1988, the Hualapai Indian Tribe, which has occupied the land since 1883, established GCRC, welcoming millions of visitors each year to tour the area, including the nearby lodge, ranch, River Runners and Grand Canyon West. To further increase tourism in the area, the Grand Canyon Skywalk was built in 2007. The Skywalk is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge that enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending them 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. For more information, please visit us online at www.grandcanyonwest.com.
SOURCE Grand Canyon Resort Corporation
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