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Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rapelling), and/or swimming.
Each Canyoning Experience with SESIA RAFTING begins with an introduction to your expert guides; charged to take care of your every need or concern through this unforgettable pulse racing journey. You will be suitably fitted with the highest quality technical equipment ensuring your comfort and safety during your adventure. Once checked and happy, all that's left to do is to jump into the water to begin an experience you will talk about for years!
The school supplies wet suits, helmet, life-jacket, jackets.
Please bring trekking shoes, a swimming costume, a wool T-shirt and all that you need for the shower.
History of canyoning
The history of the river is fairly recent if you think of this activity in the exploration and sports. Alfred Martel, French speleologist known, nor regarded as the precursor.
Pathfinder depths of rivers and groundwater was drawn to the canyon that the river Verdon in the form of high limestone plateaus Provence (France). In the summer of 1905 worked together with seven comrades, the drop in full of great canyon of Verdon using a kind of raft. The useful for this enterprise, four days of hard toil.
Lucien Briet (too French) is dedicated to exploring the "Barrancos" Sierra De Guara and other regions in the Spanish Pyrenees. He left us a photographic book published in 1913, with images of his journeys torrentistici.
In Italy the first descents of streams that you know were made in 1958 in Carnia (Friuli). The river gorge What was flown by speleologists Trieste, in the same period the throat of the river Vinadia is explored by mountaineers of the place. In the following years (from 58 to 61) was down the Rio Chill, on the slopes of Mount Cucco and mountaineers Florentine ravine to trace the barrels. Speleologists bolognesi along "The Codule" and "Bacu" east of Sardinia.
The river is understood as a sport in Italy for about 13 years and is going through the mid-90s a time of great expansion, new routes are being explored and equipped each year, and in 1998, the Association Italiana Canyoning (AIC). Much is still to be done to spread the sport. For this there are still many unexplored streams yet to be discovered.
France is a popular for 15 years. Spanish Pyrenees on practicing instead of more time, so that we can define this country as the birthplace of canyoning.