Sunday, 26 August 2012

All Action Alpine Adventure

Well I can't say I spent my summer holiday laying by the pool, too much to do in the Alps! I had an excellent time and managed to pack a lot in to 9 days, standby for some pictures of me looking great in various safety equipment.

First up, a bit of rock climbing, there is a great cliff close to Morzine that as you can see by the top picture, definitely looks like an elephant head! I haven't really done any climbing before but my big sister and her boyfriend seem to know what they are doing, so my Mum and I tagged along for a go. I was a bit of a big scaredy cat but still had a good time, definitely want to have another go!



A slightly more relaxed activity was going to have a look around a spectacular gorge, Les gorges du pont du diable, which I'm pretty sure translates to something like the 'the gorges of the devil bridge'. It was pretty impressive anyway, a deep tunnel carved through the rocks by the river running below. I'd love to see it in winter with icicles hanging everywhere, but unfortunately it is shut then, too much ice and snow!










Possibly the best thing I got to do was white water rafting, seriously good fun! We went with Frogs rafting on the recommendation of my sister. Natalie and Jeremy that run the company sorted us a great day, we got suited and booted at their base, then headed down to the river in a minibus, where we got a crash-course in rafting technique from Jeremy, our guide. We then got let loose on the river, directed by Jeremy of course. It was a great trip, we got to do some pretty good rapids, as you can see from the pictures! We also got a bit of time to swim in the river as it was absolutely scorching weather. We also jumped off a couple of massive rocks, I think the biggest was 8m high, so a bit of an adrenaline rush, see below! Thanks to Natalie for the pictures; she followed us along the river bank taking lots of shots, it is so nice to have a record of me looking lovely in a wetsuit ;)







2 comments:

  1. It was a pleasure to take you guys down and I'm glad you had such an action packed holiday! hope it's nice to be home and perhaps see you out here again sometime soon,

    Take care,

    Nat, Jerem and Scout x

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  2. Thanks, I'll definitely be out again soon!

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