Day 5- Canyoning!

Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and/or swimming.


I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into on this one… Today I went Canyoning… in the freezing cold water that flowed through jagged rocks…down a huge ass mountain. I even got to hop into potentially paralyzing pools of ice water! Yesss. Other then the temperature of the water- Canyoning was exciting and pretty sweeeet…I only feared for my life about 75% of the day… 😀

The Weather was kinda icky-rainy today- but we were already gonna get soaking wet so it was the perfect day to go!

A group of us headed out to the canyoning site around 10am, got there at about 11:30 and suited up for all the craziness! (The company’s website) -I did the “Routeburn – Glenorchy High adrenalin half day trip in spectacular surroundings” route.

“Canyoning can be dangerous. Escape out the sides of a canyon is often impossible, and completion of the descent is the only possibility. Due to the remoteness and inaccessibility of many canyons, rescue can be impossible for several hours or several days.”


O… that must have been in the fine print…

Anyway- we put on two layers of wetsuit, picked up some helmets, and hiked for about 45 mins up the Steep Mountain Rainforest! It wasn’t bad- it was just a little hard to maneuver and walk with a full body wetsuit on! 🙂



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  1. Love the pics! is that u in the middle of the jumping pic? I can’t tell


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