Do-It-Yourself "Amazing Race" Adventures
Rock Climbing Thailand
The TV Version: Finding “the King at Raile Beach” was this Season 1 challenge. “The King,” is the nickname for Rai Leh Beach outfitter King Climbers; they supplied the harnesses and shoes for a climb up Thaiwand Wall, an imposing limestone tower.
The Live Version: Rai Leh Beach, on Thailand’s Andaman Coast, is one of the country’s most popular climbing destinations; it’s accessible only by boat, including long-tails from nearby Ao Nang and ferries from Phuket. King Climbers is one of several outfitters on the peninsula; they offer instruction ranging from half-day beginner introductions (starting at $30) to three-day courses (starting at $175) that teach self-rescue and rope technique.
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