All Abseiling Near Me tours in NSW can be viewed here on the Walking Rivers Website Descending high cliffs safely using a rope is known as abseiling. A skill anyone can master. Strictly controlling Abseiling through a licensing system for commercial operators ensures your safety . Whilst it is possible to Abseil from bridges, sides of buildings and even out of helicopters, it is not allowed for commercial operators or the general public.
Written here is hopefully all you need to know to help you embark on a fun and exciting adventure. Only a couple of hours drive north of Sydney in the Watagans National Park. Whether you are a Sydney resident or an international visitor, a day out and about with Walking Rivers is for you. There is no better way to enjoy the NSW National parks.
Abseiling Near Me Experience, The Aussie Way
In many countries around the world, the sport goes by its original name, rappelling. However, in Australia, the word rappelling is hardly ever used; Aussies prefer to call it Abseiling.
Abseiling has developed as an outdoor adventure activity in its own right, and you no longer need to be a mountain climber to enjoy the sport.
Additionally, many people have started using abseiling as a component of other sports. Notably, snowboarding, snow skiing, and even downhill mountain bikes. They access difficult-to-reach locations deep in the spectacular Australian outdoors.
But How Does Abseiling Work?
Firstly, a guide will fit you with a harness, which has a belay device on it and a helmet. The helmet is only to protect you from any debris that may fall from above as you descend the cliff face.
Secondly, your guide must ensure that the cliff below you is free of obstructions. Additionally, it needs sufficient anchor points that are strong enough to attach the abseiling rope.
Thirdly, your guide will feed the rope through the friction device on your harness and then show you how to control it.
Finally, the last and most challenging step requires you to lean back over the cliff’s edge and gently begin to lower yourself down.
You control your descent speed by holding on to the rope behind your back with your dominant hand. Your other hand maintains your balance by gripping the bridge of your harness. Your weight on the line allows you to lower yourself. Friction in the belay device lets you abseil at a speed of your choosing.
At all times, you will be controlling your rate of descent.
Additionally, you need to be aware of where you place your feet on the cliff face while descending. In short putting them in a crack in the rock or a hole can cause you to lose balance. Losing balance is nothing to be afraid of, but it can be problematic for a beginner.
If not done correctly, abseiling can pose a significant risk to the participant; nevertheless, after adequate training by a professional guide, the activity can become enjoyable.
Booking Abseiling with Walking Rivers
Booking any Abseiling Near Me with Walking Rivers means you will be abseiling with an experienced licensed abseiling guide. Your guide will safely manage every aspect of your experience. In addition, all the equipment you will be using is of the highest quality and meets all required safety standards.
You can select an abseiling day that suits you here through our online booking platform or book an abseiling tour package by calling us on +61 438563307 for more information!