An extra special #flyAirAdventure for an extra special adventurer

When Angela became ill, her formerly active, outdoorsy lifestyle was replaced by oncology consultations, blood tests and operations. Determined to find a way her to experience life to the full, friend and former colleague, Nigel devised an extraordinary ‘bucket list’… and a #flyAirNature adventure was on it!

To make this dream a reality required planning and problem solving to overcome various medical obstacles but after careful consultation with (and signed consent from) her doctor, we were able to offer a custom designed zipline experience especially for this courageous woman.

In an email to friends, Angela wrote:
“Our day could not have been more perfect: My energy levels were buoyed by Monday’s chemo steroids, the weather perfect, and our hosts Tamaryn and Ryan Larkman, warm and welcoming. They were incredibly attentive to my special medical needs i.e. had sent Nigel close-ups photographs of the harness, ensured that our guides were all infection free and geared for an emergency exit should it be needed. One has the option to exit after the 2nd zipline, but after that you are committed.

Needless to say having gotten that far there was no turning back. My spirit soared across the valley freeing me from my broken body and leading me back into my soul. The experience, that lasts a couple of hours in total, was over all too soon for me. While there was a physical price to pay the following day, my spirit continues to walk on sunshine and it is an outing that I strongly recommend…”


We salute Angela’s incredible bravery – she truly is an inspiration!

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  1. Judith Gordon says:

    I really loved this post! For Angela to go in the zipline at all required great courage from her and a lot of loving co-operation from the operators. The phrase “.. leading me back into my soul” is surely the best reward you could have for giving her the gift of the ride.

    1. Skye Leask says:

      Thank you so much Judith – it was so inspiring to see such a determined, positive woman and a privilege to help make a dream come true. Indeed – her joy and reading about how much the experience meant to her was a real gift.

      1. Robert says:

        I am coming to you next Tuesday, unfortunately alone as I know she would have loved this. I lost my wife to cancer 6 years ago on Sunday, it could not have been easy for Angela but I am sure she enjoyed the day. Hope she does as many things she want’s to do while she can.

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