A-frame walking

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Pioneering challenge to build an a frame and walk it a set distance, usually in a race. The frame is manned by a jockey who helps the legs swing when pivoted to move the frame. A minimum of four people to hold ropes from the top to support the frame at all times.


3x spars per frame plus 8 lashings. Helmet is advised for jockey.


Build the A frames using square lashings. Ensure that the two legs below the ledger are the same length, otherwise the frame will just pivot around in a circle.


  • A-frame
  • clove hitch
  • Pioneering
  • race
  • square lashing

Badge Links

  • Adventure - Activity
  • Outdoors - Project
  • Pioneer - Hitch
  • Pioneer - Knots
  • Pioneer - Lashing
  • Pioneer - Lashings
  • Pioneer - Outdoors
  • Pioneer - Safety
  • Teamwork - Examples
  • Teamwork - Goal