The “Ice canyon”: Why wouldn’t the good period for canyoning be winter?

Discover a winter adventure: from the canyon to the Ice canyon!

 

Hello !

We find all kinds of canyons and Ice canyons in our beautiful region. But some of them ask to have exceptional conditions to be able to be descended in safety.

Indeed many are the glaciers which feed and sculpt over time certain major canyons in Haute-Savoie and also abroad.

In summer, the melting snow prevents practice because of too high a flow! This is why practitioners wait for the cold periods to go and throw themselves into the bowels of these alpine canyons.

The snow and ice then present, make the canyon even more magical and impressive. With the democratization of the discipline, I hope that the general public will have the chance and the desire, with the instructor and the appropriate equipment, to discover this extreme side of our practice.

Swim in a pool under an ice cave! Admire the exceptional shapes of the ice falls and savor the emotion that the atmosphere provides! These are unique moments in a crazy setting!

It is sometimes necessary to optimize and secure our progress, manipulate crampons and ice ax and redo the moorings hidden by the ice or snow, then protect yourself from the cold.

The "Ice canyon" unique and fantastic sensations guaranteed!

Canyoning hivernal

2 Comments:

  1. Bonjour, pouvez-vous m’en dire plus sur le ice canyon ? Merci.

    • Bonjour David,

      Oui, bien sûr !

      Le Ice Canyoning est une pratique extrême du canyoning en hiver car il se pratique dans des canyons partiellement ou totalement en glace, donc principalement lors des températures froides.
      Le facteur froid est donc un des primordiaux à gérer ! Ensuite, il faut anticiper le fait que certains amarrages peuvent être inaccessible car sous de la glace. La progression est généralement plus lente à cause de la neige et de la glace présente sur les rochers. La fatigue se fait également plus vite ressentir.
      Le tout cumulé rend encore plus difficile l’accessibilité aux canyons ! La contrepartie est l’univers totalement insolite qu’on découvre et la fierté d’être dans des ambiances féeriques !

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