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The Eagle's View Challenge Ropes Course was constructed by Adventure Based Experiential Educators, Inc. (ABEE), a Wisconsin company that is at the forefront of construction and training in state-of-the-art standards of practice. ABEE has taken a visible leadership role in addressing the responsibility providers have in making challenge course programs accessible to persons with disabilities. The accessible program design and training is unsurpassed in the ropes and challenge course field.

The use of a challenge ropes program as an educational and therapeutic tool was pioneered in the United States by Outward Bound, Inc. Outward Bound originated in 1962 and has gained worldwide recognition for its adventure-based approach to education. Use of adventure programs is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of teaching environments including educational institutions, health and human services facilities, recreational institutions, corporate training programs with a diverse number of populations