Zipping Through the Trees

I’m currently in Whistler, British Columbia, for Automattic’s annual company meetup. Today, some of us went ziplining between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, through an old-growth rainforest high above Whistler Village. The views are stunning from the trails, platforms, and suspension bridges up there. We hung upside down; we cannonballed to go faster; we zoomed though the treetops; we flew above rushing streams weaving through the valley. Such a beautiful place.

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  1. Looks pretty high up!! You done it more than once?

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    1. Hi Rob — I’ve just ziplined once in Whistler, on this trip. But I’ve ziplined in other places, too, including Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Las Vegas.

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  2. slashandy

    This was amazing fun. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  3. Breathtaking !!! No wonder you guys deliver so much at WordPress.

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  4. It looks so beautiful!!

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  5. That’s a pretty awesome action shot Cheri.

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  6. Great fun, great shots! There is nothing quite like the PNW ~ granted, I’m very biased, but I can feel the freshness of the air with your photos.

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  7. Yay! That was terrific to see–since I won’t likely be doing it, sadly! Do they even let people on who are just past 65? πŸ™‚

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  8. You’re in my ‘hood, sorta! I love Whistler for some of the mountain biking but have never actually dared to do the zipline (scared of heights, which makes biking challenging sometimes!), it looks great though. Automattic does seem to be a very cool company, if a little intimidating!

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    1. The downhill biking paths were very cool although scary to me (I once got into a bad bike accident and have been scared of bikes ever since).

      Our company is great — and full of incredible people! Since we’re a fully distributed company, with coworkers all over the world who work from home, It’s the one time each year that we get together to meet face to face, work on projects, and just socialize and get to know each other. Ziplining is very much an effective icebreaker! πŸ™‚

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  9. Gorgeous photos! Automattic seems like such a great company to work for.

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  10. Wow, that looks amazing.

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  11. Another reason to finally visit BC. Is ziplining as scary as it looks? Do you have to hang upside down?

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    1. No, you don’t have to hang upside down and can stay upright, which is just as fun. It’s not as scary as it looks πŸ™‚

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  12. Wooohooo I wanna do that. It looks like so much fun! And it’s close to Vancouver too so we could do a day trip. Looking to see it there’s any good weather coming!
    Alison

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  13. Ziplining is such fun, but I’ve never done it in someplace so scenic. That’s one of those “bucket list” things I’ve yet to accompish. I’m glad you had a good time!

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  14. Hi Cheri,
    looks like the team is enjoying their adventure. I’ve decided though that you are missing age. Us oldies, we love to connect too, travel and share, we just do it in different ways – so my children keep reminding me. Thanks for the pictures i’ve only had the pleasure of Whistler in Winter. Beautiful.

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  15. There’s something a bit magical about steps and platforms built between and around trees. Another place to add to my long, long list of places to visit!

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  16. LOVE THIS!!!! You look so free πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Your post makes me miss two things, one I have and one I have not had: Living in the mountains out west and working for a dynamic and progressive company like Automattic!

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  18. My sister Deirdre lives in Vancouver, B.C. and I absolutely love Whistler. It’s so beautiful! I have a serious fear of heights so you’d never catch me on a zip line, but I admire you for doing it! What a fun place for a retreat!

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  19. That was so awesome! πŸ˜€

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  20. Awesome, Cheri! And love the photos. I think I’d be too chicken to zip . . .

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  21. pinklightsabre

    Yes, ditto, welcome to the great “PNW” and take some of that fresh pine scent home with your fleece… Bill

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  22. Welcome to Beautiful British Columbia Cheri. Looks like you’re making the most of one of BC’s jewels. Enjoy the rest of your visit here. Best wishes.

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