MAUI, HAWAII – Skyline Eco-Adventures, Hawaii’s award-winning zipline company and operator of the first zipline course in the United States, recently hosted its oldest-ever zipline participant at its Haleakala location.
Nels Gerhard Glesne, a 98-year-old Maui resident, completed all five lines of the course, which includes towering eucalyptus trees and a swinging bridge in beautiful upcountry Maui. Glesne, who was born in 1916 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a World War II veteran and retired forester. He moved to Maui in August 2013 and has three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was married for 69 ½ years.
“I am the luckiest man alive – a cat has nine lives, and I’ve had 11,” said Glesne, who also plays tennis regularly.
This spring, Skyline Eco-Adventures was named among Hawaii Business magazine’s 2014 Best Places to Work in Hawaii. It is the sixth consecutive year that the company has won this award. Skyline was also recently selected among more than 100,000 picks in HAWAI‘I Magazine’s second-annual Reader’s Choice Awards, earning top honors in three categories: No. 1 Zipline Company; No. 1 Zipline Course; and No. 1 Land Activity/Adventure Tour Company.
Skyline Eco-Adventures is a leading commercial zipline company that thrills more than 60,000 guests annually with “knock-your-socks-off” experiences. As the first commercial zipline operator in the United States, Skyline also specializes in the comprehensive design, development and operation of world-class zipline adventures. Skyline operates two Maui zipline tours at Ka‘anapali and Haleakala, in addition to the Akaka Falls Skyline Adventure on Hawaii Island, and the Poipu Skyline Adventure on Kauai. Call (888) TO-GO-ZIP or visit www.zipline.com.