La Pendolina

CANYONING

80 METERS OF PURE ADRENALINE

GENERAL INFORMATION

La Pendolina

Difficulty: Expert (exposure to great heights)

Duration of the canyon: 4h30

Total duration: 6h

Approach hike: 45 minutes

Return hike: 15 minutes

Highest abseil: 80 m

Minimum age: 18 years old

Price: 80€

Recommended only for participants who already have some previous abseiling experience.

Period: March – November. (For the winter season, ask us for info, we will check the feasibility based on the weather forecast.)

LOGISTICS

We leave on foot directly from our Canyoning Center, for a 45 minute, uphill, approach hike. Once we enter the canyon, we will make our way down a few small waterfalls and slides, and after 45 minutes we will reach the final sequence of abseils, that ends with an 80 meter waterfall abseil, of which 60 free-hanging.

Recommended only for participants who already have previous abseiling experience.

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.

INFORMATION

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.

 

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

La pendolina

Toscana Adventure team Canyoning centre, strada Provinciale n. 37 Località “Mulino” , Fabbriche di Vallico (Lu)

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