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Into the gorge

Our adventurous reporter has tried the ropes and bridges in the trees now it’s time for the real thing; a descent down a gorge in Saas-Fee using zip wires, ladders, ropes and bridges.

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If us women remembered the pain of giving birth then we’d probably never do it more than once.

This thought occurred to me as my legs dangled over a 50m drop into a gorge and I had to launch myself into thin air to slide down a zip wire.

You may have read my earlier story from Saas-Fee where my 3 children persuaded my to go into The Adventure Forest.

It was scary to start with, but then great fun.

Our safety in his hands

Our safety in his hands

However, I soon forgot the scary moments and somehow agreed to go to the next level up; The Alpine Gorge.

A group of mountains guides from Saas-Fee created the route down the gorge from the village of Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund. It takes about 3 hours.  3 hours of adrenellin-filled adventure.

It is, of course, totally safe and when I did it with my children we had Andi Siegel as our mountain guide ensuring all the ropes were correctly tied and everything was safe.

For a look at what it was like take a look at the pictures in The Photos of the Week, on the home page of the web site.

It was quite an adventure!

Prices start at 80sf (£46) per person with a minimum of 4 in a group.  All equipment is provided.  For further information see here.

 

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