But it wasn't just any platform. It was built like a seesaw, and the youngsters had to balance together to keep all four edges from touching the ground.
“If they’re not all working together, it doesn’t happen,” said Pete Loebach, a ROPES course facilitator.
It wasn't just any group of 15-year-olds slathered in sunscreen, either. They were a group of teenagers from Northern Ireland — half Protestant, half Catholic, with their teens from their American host families.