I heard about canyoning for the first time this past semester during the wildlife film festival hosted by the Nicholas School. I thought those people were crazy. Why would you voluntarily jump into water just feet away from sharp rocks?!
Well…my curiosity and adventurous spirit got the best of me and I went canyoning while visiting Interlaken, Switzerland this weekend with six of my courageous friends.
I loved every second of the 3 hour excursion.
While strapped into a wet suit, wet suit jacket, harness, life jacket, and helmet, I descended into two canyons. When we reached our first rapel our guides asked who out of the 12 of us wanted to go first. I responded quickly, “I’ll go, I’ll go first.” I’m not sure if it was the glacial cold water that was motivating me but once I was hanging off of the cliff I felt nothing except the hard rock against my feet and all I heard was the sound of the roaring water beneath me.
I trusted my feet and our guides and thus my experience was a success!
For a look at my full experience…check out the video below! I have every intention of going canyoning again.
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