A zeepline is a pulley positioned on a slope that is suspended by a cable, usually made of stainless steel. Its function is to let goods or a person pulled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of an inclined cable by grabbing or being attached to the freely moving pulley. It engages gravity to assist its speed of movement.
The first recorded use of the zip-line as a form of entertainment in 1739.The It has been used as a means of transportation in several mountainous countries for for 2,000 years, possibly as early as 250 BC in China, India, and Japan.
The highest zipline in the world, "La Tyrolienne," is located at the Val Thorens ski resort in France, at a height of around 10,600 feet. 820 feet is the maximum height above ground. There are some precautions that can be taken while doing zeepline. Riders are physically tied to the cable by a harness that connects to a trolley that can be removed. Regardless of size, demand the use of a helmet. Because all zip-line cables fall to some degree, appropriate cable stretching is critical for modifying the ride of a zip-line.