An Israeli tourist died in an accident at Zip line Cola de Mono in Peru on April 8. The 24 year old from central Israel reportedly fell from a ramp, which was suspended about 260 feet in the air, when it collapsed. He was visiting the Machu Picchu area as part of a post-army trip. The two friends with whom he was traveling were not hurt. The Foreign Ministry investigated the incident.
Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.