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... and onto a railed system and once turned
they then re-join another cable to continue the journey up this mighty high
As we get higher and higher the views of the Alps and whole area are simply
becoming breath-taking. Looking back down the mountain I can clearly see the
road that Andy and myself travelled last year on our motorcycles. Back then we
thought we were high up but now we were much higher up than anything we did on
... head up the mountain on our own as we gazed out at the village and mountains around us, yep still all covered in snow. It was just like a Christmas storybook, with the pine trees all white and the homes covered in snow on their roofs. We spotted tracks in snow which may have been a fox. The ride was slow but meant we could try and take it all in. Josh was focused on the numbers of all the cable cars, Lachy was struggling with the snow glare as the day was now a clear blue sky and ...
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... To land; hold legs up in front of you. It seemed like so much to remember but the flight up and the scenery beneath us was just so beautiful to look at that I lost all concept of time and next thing I knew my pilot was strapping me in tighter to his harness.
All the pilots onboard the plane started wishing each other a safe jump, mine kept teasing Felicity's pilot about his dodgy gear (thank god it wasn't mine being teased or I would of completely panicked ...
... So we strapped on wetsuits, wetjackets, waterproof shoes, harnesses, helmets, and lifejackets and hiked up the mountain with our guides for a couple hours of canyoning. For those of you who don't know - because I didn't before we signed up - canyoning includes jumping off of rocks down 20 feet into rushing water, repelling down cliff sides, sliding down slippery rocks, swimming through mountain streams, and climbing through rocky mountain areas. It was AWESOME!! ...