from a host of monsoon adventure sports such as kayaking, monsoon trekking and white
water rafting, you can try your hand this season at a relatively new and
exciting activity, waterfall rappelling.
What’s New about
rappelling is an adventure sport that can clearly challenge your limits. In
this sport, you’ll have to descend down a deep or shallow waterfall using
safety gears such as ropes, descenders, Bachmann knots, harnesses, helmets,
gloves, knee-pads, and boots.
factors such as anchors, access, the volume of water, and rock structure are
taken into consideration when rappelling spots are chosen, in order to make the
experience noteworthy and challenging.
waterfall rappelling is an exciting sport, it can be a tad dangerous because it
can bring about breathlessness, suffocation or other breathing problems when you’re
under the waterfall, usually when the volume of water around you is very high. There
may be instances when you may hit a rock or lose your balance and turn upside
down. For this very reason, the activity calls for extreme caution and expert
a good water rappelling experience, it is recommended that you participate with
a light stomach and an excellent pair of footwear that provides good grip. Waterfall
rappelling may be prohibited in certain areas due to the probable ecological
damage, the potential danger involved for people beneath the falls or because
of the inconvenience caused to ascending climbers.
Who Can Take the
can try your hand at waterfall rappelling if you’re more than 13-15 years old. However,
if you're prone to problems like blood pressure and other related heart issues,
you may be prohibited from indulging in this activity.
experience may not be required if the height of the fall is around 60 to 70
feet, but it is very essential if the height is more than or equal to 100 feet.
When’s the Best Time
monsoon season is an ideal time for taking up this activity, as it will be more
challenging, even for professionals.
Rappelling in India
below are some of the places where waterfall rappelling activities are arranged
can take a weekend trip to one of these spots to check out the sport, and all
you need to do is ensure that the apparatus used is well maintained and that
the trainers there are professionals.