Rappelling and Valley Crossing

About the Sport:

Rappelling, also known as abseiling is the activity of climbing down rocks and steep slopes using ropes and specialized rappelling equipments as protection. This sport boosts your confidence level, making you courageous. This method of descending is also used by the rescue teams to save the injured or stranded victims.
Valley crossing will get you from one mountain to the other with a rope that is connected to two definite ends. You feel as if you are flying in the air when travelling across the valleys, suspended from the rope! This adventure sport will surely give you an adrenaline rush.


Destinations in India:

India has many rocky slopes and valleys which is a blessing for the lovers of these adventure sports. There are many clubs and institutes providing training courses in rappelling and valley crossing and teaching the beginners the different techniques. They also organize expeditions and make sure that the members get to enjoy the adventures under experienced instructors with full safety.


Tips / Precautions / Interesting Facts:

This adventure sport is risky. The climbers need to be experienced and trained. The activity should be undertaken under the supervision of a skilled and experienced leader and all the safety measures should be followed or else the climb will not be successful.


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Do's

  • Practice with a professional instructor
  • Check you harness properly before start
  • Wear well-fitted clothing and a helmet
  • Be alert
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Take safety precautions seriously

Don'ts

  • Don’t rappel in the dark
  • Don’t be in a hurry
  • Don’t forget to tie stopper knots at the end of the ropes
  • Don’t be overconfident even if you are quite experienced

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