Saturday November 28, 2020

Immersed in the Alps

Jumping into deep water pools and abseiling down waterfalls, Catherine Murphy discovers the rollercoaster ride that is mountain canyoning.

7th September, 2013
Vallorcine in the Chamonix Valley on the French-Swiss border.

Of all the tantalising mountain sports awaiting you on a trip to the French Alps, canyoning has to be one of the wildest. Ironically, it's also one of the most accessible.

It doesn't require the technical skill or strength needed for downhill mountain biking or climbing - all you need is a guide, wetsuit, helmet, harness, average fitness and a good pair of cojones to embark on a two-hour adventure that you'll talk about for...

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