The Kansas City Zoo didn’t have the best track record when it came to penning-in its primates. So when building a new orangutan habitat, the zoo brought in some experts to test the sheer rock walls for climb-ability.
There's no reason to fear plummeting to your death-or awkward crotch harnesses-with AquaSport's climbing walls. They're installed on the edge of a pool so if you lose your grip or footing, you're guaranteed a safe splashdown.
Alan Arnette has an excellent post on Outside detailing the costs of reaching Earth's highest summit, Mount Everest. I've never thought about it before but it totally makes sense that there are a lot of things that go on to make that climb, right? And all those things cost a lot of money! Like £52,800-a-lot-of-money.