When the valleys are too hot to do anything but eat ice cream, don't fear, you can still get your adventure fix in the steep sided valleys of the Alps.
Anyone with a taste for adventure will revel in the adventure sport of canyoning. It gives the sense of exploration without being trapped underground, combining the skills of caving and climbing. 100 metre waterfalls, water slides, rock bridges and deep plunge pools are just some of the features you will have to navigate.
This book provides advice on equipment, hazards and techniques along with background information in the Alpine geology and history of conyon exploration. It is primarily aimed at experienced parties who are comfortable in the mountain environment, with good rope skills and a good degree of physical fitness. Illustrated with beautiful photography newcomers to the sport may find inspiration but would be advised to hire guides with local knoweldge
There is also a handy section with suggestions for climbs, via ferrata and walking in all the areas covered.
- Val d'Ossola
- Lake Como
- Bellluno and Fruilli Dolomites
- Carnia amd the Julian Alps