Questions and answers
how safe is canyoning?
Every participant in a canyoning tour should be aware and accept that outdoor sports always involve a certain residual risk.
Because on a canyoning tour you are almost always at the deepest point of a gorge, the risk of falling rocks can never be ruled out.
Before the tour, the guide explains and shows how to move around in the gorge and how to behave when jumping, sliding and abseiling.
You have to walk, climb, jump, slide, pull the trigger from the wall while abseiling and swim yourself.
If necessary, the canyoning guide will help you with climbing or abseil you at a jump or slide point. The possibilities of his assistance are limited.
The most common injuries in canyoning are caused by slipping or ankles. In the case of higher jumps, incorrect posture in rare cases can lead to shoulder injuries or compression of the spine.
You yourself can significantly influence the remaining risk by moving particularly carefully in the gorge, and if you are not sure, by avoiding jumps or slides.
Rain is basically no reason to cancel a tour. However, if the water level is too high or there is an acute risk of thunderstorms, it may be necessary to switch to other gorges or to postpone the canyoning tour.