Abseiling is a vertical descent from the high mountains using a rope and a harness, as well as some essential elements of security. Practiced originally only by climbers and rescuers, today it is booming and almost all tourists who come to the mountain are encouraged to practice it. Make a descent with this technique is one of the newest attractions in tourism in Mendoza. For this sport do not need to meet any requirement in particular: with the enthusiasm and the courage to overcome the initial fear is enough and surplus. All those who have gone through this experience agree that feels apprehension begin to lower, but the excitement and the adrenaline of the descent and the beauty of the landscape are responsible for clear very soon that feeling. Who practice rappelling once, sure, always want to do it again. The equipment required for this experience is very simple, and that is one of the secrets of the rapid popularization of abseiling. In addition to certain essential safety devices that may vary from According to the technical staff, the most important are the rope and harness.
It is important to verify that the instructor properly check these 2 elements before you start rappelling, since from them depends entirely avoid a fall into the void. The belts used in this activity allow sitting crossing, avoiding tension in the back and legs. They may be partial, only holding waist and legs, or totals. The latter are the most desirable, since they include a clamping device for back and legs that further minimizes the potential damage in case of a fall. Tug of war depend on the success and safety of the descent. Therefore no care for this item will be more. You can choose between static ropes, preferred for small descents and caving, or dynamics, whose effect rebound dampens knocks and falls. With the latter, however, there will be careful with sudden movements and jumps, to not terminate transformed into an I – yo’s high mountain.
Mendoza delivers ideal scenarios for the practice of this exciting adventure. The most recommended is the area of Potrerillos, only 50 km. from the Mendoza capital, with its towering snow-capped peaks and its beautiful water mirrors. Who dare will have another indelible memory hoard your vacation in Mendoza.