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University of Missouri
University of Missouri

What is mySummit?
MySummit is your Alpine Tower experience. The Alpine
Tower is a 60′ climbing tower operated by Venture Out. Summiting the Alpine Tower does not mean reaching the top, instead a summit on our tower means picking your goal and accomplishing it, hence mySummit.

An Introduction to the Alpine Tower
This page is an introduction to the Alpine Tower. Hover over the images below to read more about each
aspect of the Venture Out Alpine Tower. It is specifically designed to provide a fun challenge for experience climbers while allowing non-climbers to summit!

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Base

The base of the tower allows for various teambuilding activities.



Getting started

There are four ways to start the tower. One is very simple (basically a ladder), two are slightly more challenging (climbing holds) and one involves using dangling gym ropes.



1st Platform

The first platform is about 15 feet off the ground. It is a very good summit for people afraid of heights.



Middle of the Tower

In the middle of the tower there is a seat where you can sit and enjoy the view.



Getting to the top

At the top of the Tower there are a few hanging ropes, which increase the difficulty level of making it to the top. But this isn’t the only way up.



Getting to the top

There are simple ways to reach the top of the tower, if that is your summit. This picture shows an easier route than the one to the left.



Tootsie Rolls

Dangling on the three sides of the Tower are Challenges – they are designed to be more challenging than simply going to the top. This is a picture of what we call tootsie rolls or hanging logs.



Corporate Ladder

Dangling on the three sides of the Tower are Challenges – they are designed to be more challenging than simply going to the top. This is a picture of what we call the Corporate Ladder.



The Swing

The Swing is a wire which hangs between the Tower and a pole. A participant is pulled up towards the tower before releasing and swinging back and forth.



Click here for a large picture of the Tower.