GONDO

CANYONING

BEAUTIFUL, FUN, VERTICAL, TECHNICA, UNEXPECTED

In Piedmont? No; in SWITZERLAND, even if just barely!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Difficulty: Expert

Duration of the canyon: 3-4 hours

Total duration: 4-5 hours

Shuttle: 10 minutes

Approach hike: 5 minutes 

Return hike: 5 minutes 

Highest abseil: 35 meters 

Period: July – September

Recommended only for participants who have previous abseiling experience.

ATTENTION: this canyon is in Switzerland, therefore it will be necessary to have a document that is valid for border crossing on you, and to avoid bringing with you any items that may be subject to control and confiscation at the two customs checkpoints.

LOGISTICS

At the meeting point*, we will leave at least one vehicle with towels and dry clothes. With another vehicle, we will continue on to the upper parking site. From here, a 3 minute path will take us to the canyon entry point. After the briefing on safety and descent techniques, off we go into the water! The canyon unravels with small and higher slides, transparent water and breathtaking jumps (which are never obligatory). The first section, that ends under the famous and spectacular rock archway, is recreational and not particularly difficult. The second section is technical and very beautiful. A surprising canyon, carved out in the Swiss pasture lands.

Recommended only for participants who have previous abseiling experience.

For general information regarding this activity, download the briefing and the activity sheet.

*ATTENTION: this canyon is in Switzerland, therefore it will be necessary to have a document that is valid for border crossing on you, and to avoid bringing with you any items that may be subject to control and confiscation at the two customs checkpoints.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED AND INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Isothermal wet suit in 5mm neoprene 
  • Helmet* 
  • Lifejacket flotation device * (to be requested and booked in advance) 
  • Harness* 
  • Descender, safety slings and carabiners* 
  • group materials (ropes, first aid kit) 
  • *All Collective and Personal Protection Equipment used is conformant to current standards 

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Polyester thermal shirt (base layer) to wear under the wetsuit,
  • Bathing suit,
  • Towel, 
  • Gym/hiking shoes to wear into the canyon (they will get wet)
  • No rings on fingers. 
  • If you wear eyeglasses, find a way to tie them on to avoid losing them; if you wear contact lenses, it is best if they are of the single-use type, and bring a spare pair! 
  • A plastic bag to use for your shoes, socks and everything else that will be wet after the descent.
  • Canyoning boots can be rented at 5€ per person, to be requested when booking the descent.

INFORMAZIONI

Before entering the canyon, you will be briefed and instructed regarding: 

  • the objective and subjective risks that may be encountered in the canyon relating to the environment and the activity. 
  • the conduct required to ensure personal and group safety
  • the descent techniques, as described in the documents titled “briefing” and “activity sheet “, that may be downloaded from this site
  •  conduct relating to safeguarding the environment. 

You will be accompanied by professional, expert Canyon Guides, with certification issued by the Italian Association of Canyon Guides or with equivalent certification. 

Recommended age: from 16 years and up* 

* minors must be accompanied by at least one parent or other adult to whom they have been entrusted. In the latter case, parental authorization is required  for the minor to participate in the activity.

Are you a group of at least 11 paying participants? Contact us for a special price!

REQUIRED:

  • Good overall health 
  • Knowing how to swim or, alternatively, ok with using a flotation vest (to be requested on booking) 
  • Not afraid of water.
  • No heart, respiratory or allergic issues that are incompatible with physical exertion  and with the canyoning environment. 

MEETING POINT

Il luogo di incontro è nel paese di Gondo, subito dopo dogana svizzera, c’è una strada che scende a sinistra. Infondo alla discesa , c’è un parcheggio sulla sinistra, ci troviamo qui.

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