Canyoneering

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Last January 24 me and my cousins decided to go for canyoneering downstream at Canlaob River in Alegria going down to Kawasan Falls in Badian together with our cousins from New Zealand. It is once in a lifetime that they have goneΒ back here in the country and they want to have a bonding with other cousins in an adventure way and most of them go for canyoneering. Yikes!

Canyoning (‘canyoneering in the U.S.) is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming.

From Wikipedia

It is now popular here in Cebu especially for the adventurous people.

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I’m nervous already *.*

For those who were afraid of heights and jumping down on a high fall it is discouraged to do the activity. Really, I’m so nervous during that time when we were going to the first jump off.

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We’re ready! #TeamGupok. Me? I’m okay na lang πŸ˜€
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Second jump-off (5 feet)

 

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Picture before sliding down.

 

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What I wear:

  • Rashguard
  • Capri size leggings
  • Tribal outdoor slippers with strap
  • Lastly, Wear something light and comfortable

 

What to do:

  • Always follow your guide
  • Be careful in jumping
  • Face your fears.
  • Enjoy the moment!

 

I prefer to wear long sleeves because I’m afraid I might getΒ scrapes and cuts from the rocks. Be sure you remove all your accessories and jewelries that you’re wearing. Β Then our gears like the life jackets and helmets were provided by our guides. It’s advisable to contact your guides in advance so that there will no be hassle when you arrive at the place.

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Actually, during the activity I was more excited in sliding down than jumping off because of the adrenaline rush. ^___^ Β I’m more tired during the long trek, especially in crossing rivers because of the rocks beneath.

After 48 years, TADA!Β Finally, we arrived at Kawasan Falls. You can eat your lunch, but for us. We prefer to eat our lunch elsewhere besides during that time there were lots of people in the place especially on the first falls.

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It’s definitely a must try adventure here in Cebu. Have you done canyoneering? Share us your story. πŸ™‚

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