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3 Irishmen, a South African and an Australian go Canyoning in the Swiss Alps…not the start to a joke, just my Thursday in Kandersteg.  We caught a train to Interlaken to hit the canyons.

Instead of telling you about the adventure…why don’t you watch it?!  We went through a canyon called Grimsel, which technically was the advanced canyoning experience…the fact that we were all beginners probably made the 65m abseiling and the 6m jumps off a cliff face into the water along with the 10m + slides and ziplining slightly more terrifying!!  We picked helmets before heading into the canyon which were all named.

I picked ‘sexy’ (for obvious reasons of course!)…and then found out the guides were calling us by the helmet names all day…which we decided was not sexual harassment!  There were so many helmets to choose from…one of them we found read “Gaddafi”…suprisingly no-one chose to take that one on!  The day was fantastic fun; and in the end our tour guides treated us to ice cold Swiss beer and salad sandwiches!!

 About Megan Claire

Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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  1. Nice helmet ;-) Thanks for sharing your canyoning expérience ! If one day you come in france, do not hesitate to make a canyon in the Verdon gorges, it’s very nice, and i’m sure the water is little bit warm ! ;-)

    • Haha thankyou :D I like to think it speaks the truth :D I’m glad you enjoyed the post, I will definitely let you know if we come to France, would love to canyon in the Verdon gorges.

      Thanks for the tip!

  2. Loved the video. Makes me want to plan a trip now and kayak in Swiss Alps. That’ll be a dream come true. Cool helmet by the way.

    • Thanks Mike! We had such a fabulous time, can highly recommend it! Have fun choosing a helmet :D!

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