Charity event "Tarzan and Jane"
Next weekend a unique charity event will take place all over Germany and in one other place in the UK. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, the child care charity organisation terre des hommes motivated more than 50 ropes course operators and adventure parks for running an activity based event, which combines the joy of climbing with donations for children in need. Facebook Hashtag: #wieweit
New Release of Training Syllabus
This syllabus provides information for training on permanent and temporary ropes courses. The syllabus describes course aims and objectives, content, methods of teaching, course duration, as well as assessment criteria. Mobile ropes courses are not covered within the current syllabus.
ERCA-Members can download the syllabus directly from here (after your click you will be asked to log on).
NON-ERCA-Members are welcome to order the ERCA Training Syllabus free of cost.
ERCA's Cooperation Partners ...
... support the professional development of the ropes course indutry and partly offer special benefits to ERCA members. Today we feel happy to welcome "Regiondo GmbH" as our new cooperation partner. "Regiondo GmbH" is offering online-ticketing and
-marketing services which might be interesting to all operators who manage bookings from individuals and groups. Check out the services from ERCA's cooperation partners!
Our ropes course location map is online
We are delighted to announce that our newly designed ropes course location map is now live. Best visit the online map and search it via map view. Please note: The map is centered to an automatic start position. Feel free to move the map and to zoom it. Markers may overlap. You get better results as more you zoom in to a more detailed view.
European Ropes Course Association (ERCA)
Our Association includes instructors, rescuers, trainers, builders and inspectors of ropes courses as well as organisations operating temporary ropes courses.
We update and optimise existing ERCA standards relating to construction, inspection, training and operation of ropes courses. We consider ERCA to be a basis for the exchange of knowledge, safety research and quality improvement.
Non-professionals like recreational climbers, visitors to forest adventure parks or group leaders searching for ropes course facilities will find interesting spots at our ropes course location map.
Teachers, parents or managers of educational programmes may be interested in our FAQ section with helpful answers regarding quality aspects, safety, supervision and more relevant topics for the high ropes course industry.
Our classifieds section is a useful source of information for those seeking employment or for more miscellaneous matters like training courses, equipment for sale or unusual events.