Canyoning – Oh No!!! Water Fear :)

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While we were in interlaken, my friend decided let’s go Canyoning, without any thoughts all of us said a big Yes. Booked and Paid for our slot.

Jumping in the canyons- OMG I will never ever forget this day in my life. You want to know Why? It is because until that day I dint know I am scared of water and a decision was taken that next time I do water sports it will be after I learn to swim 🙂

What is Canyoning ?- The sport of jumping into a fast-flowing mountain stream and allowing oneself to be carried downstream at high speed. It includes various types of jumps- jumps from small rocks, jumps using a rope, sliding down to a water stream and loads of it.

It is not necessary to know swimming for this sport because you are safe in life jacket, but it’s good to have those skills as when you are thrown into the water or forced down with a stream, it makes it easy for you to handle yourself and don’t lose balance.

To Book Canyoning  – http://www.outdoor-interlaken.ch/en/summer/water/canyoning. You can also check out videos in the same link.

Few pictures of that day to share the thrill with you guys:

Cliff to Rappel down to get to Canyons

Cliff to Rappel down to get to Canyons

Me- rappelling down with a jump

Me- rappelling down with a jump

Jump from Rock- Expressions Says it All

Jump from Rock- Expressions Says it All

Sliding Down into a stream

Sliding Down into a stream

Jump using a rope

Zipped Wire Slide

Instructor just left the rope for a surprise jump

Instructor just left the rope for a surprise jump

We enjoyed, We truly enjoyed- mixture of fear, thrill and Adrenaline rush in the body. All of us were non-swimmers but it was a lifetime experience for all. And now I know basic swimming, so I am definitely going back for this. This time with Ash 🙂

Note: Any sports in Interlaken is very expensive, so you really need to save your pocket-money to do all that adventures. Stay on an economical budget trip, try hostels, cook food and you will not repent spending on those activities. It will be cherished and a tale to tell in future. I still laugh looking at my pictures as I did for the first time.

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17 thoughts on “Canyoning – Oh No!!! Water Fear :)

  1. Hat’s off to anyone who does this and cannot swim. Amazing. I did it many years ago near Lake Annecy and loved it. We started off by abseiling down a waterfall. It just got better and better. I think my fave was using the natural rock as a slide, wow talk about adrenalin pumping. Well done, MM 🍀

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    • Hi MM

      Thank you so much for stopping by and browsing through my posts. I am glad you enjoyed reading it.
      Believe me there were certain points during this adventure when I was right inside the water, and water in eyes, nose, mouth all because I did not know swimming and had no idea how to handle myself. But I am glad I fought with my fear and started to learn swimming 🙂
      I Can imagine how much you must have had , I bet you are a swimmer. I would love to do it again.
      Stay connected.

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      • Just starting the follow – have a great trip to Skye – if interested there are a couple of posts on my blog – just put Skye into the search box! MM 🍀

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      • Thank you MM. I am gonna check it right away. I need some suggestions for it. I am so very much excited for that trip.

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      • Waling out onto Oronsay at low tide was great.

        The boat trip from Elgol over to Loch Coruisk is well worth it too. 👍 And of course the Cuillins are majestic.

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  2. You certainly find some thrilling things to try! Your spirit of adventure is too much fun. So glad you found my blog so that I had the chance to “meet” you.

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