Woman breaks record for oldest zip-liner at Brown County adventure park


NASHVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) — If you think there's an age limit on adrenaline junkies, you might want to think again.

Carrol Rugh is 94 years and 3 months old, and on Saturday, June 30, she set a new record for being the oldest person to zip-line at eXplore Brown County. It was the last item on Rugh's bucket list.

The previous record was 91 years and 6 months old. That record was held by eXplore Brown County's owners wife, Betty Bartels. EXplore Brown County posted a video of her record-breaking trip.

The staff at the park celebrating by putting the record in writing, and encouraging Rugh to "keep on adventuring."

According to an employee, Rugh visited with several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She's no stranger to daring tasks — she went skydiving, the only other item on her bucket list, at 89 years old.

EXplore Brown County offers a number of thrilling activities, including nighttime zip-lining, off-road hummer tours and paintball.