Rappelling is a somewhat scary yet exciting, empowering and exhilarating experience. It may seem like an extreme sport that requires great physical strength and elaborate training, but the truth of the matter is that pretty much anyone can rappel. Convincing your body and mind to lean over the edge of a cliff and making the first steps downward is always the challenging part but from there onward it is pure fun. With about 20 years of experience in the field, our rappelling guides (officially trained and certified by Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports) have helped thousands of people to get a taste of this unique sport. Young and old, disabled or otherwise, we know how to help you feel confident yet at ease, and to lead you safely through this exciting and breath-taking experience.
While rappelling in Mitzpe Ramon down the Ramon crater cliff you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Makhtesh Ramon crater and as far as the Jordanian highlands on a good day. The site for rappelling in Mitzpe Ramon is one of the most comfortable places for rappelling in Israel if not in the whole world. The access to the Mitzpe Ramon rappelling site, is about 2 minutes walk from the visitor center parking lot. Mitzpe Ramon rappelling site itself offers several rappelling heights from 15 meters for beginners to about 30 meters for advanced rappellers. After descending, the way back up is of about 3 minutes walk on an organized comforable walking trail.
Rappelling is a lot of fun, but this is a serious business and we do not leave any margin for errors: we use only the newest rappelling equipment that is top of the line from the leading companies in the market, and that is up to the highest safety standards. Our equipment is carefully examined at the end of each rappelling session, only to be examined again the following day, before the next session starts. Before each activity we have a briefing. We will first introduce ourselves and then guide you over the rappelling.
Our guidance include information of what is rappelling, the technique used for comfortably and safely rappelling, how the system works, safety instructions and we will also give a step by step demonstration on how to rappel correctly. Following this guidance we will gear up and then you could start safely rappelling the Ramon crater cliff.
Desert-Prime is a small family business, which means that from the first moment you contact us and until you're safely back on your vacation, we will be at your full service. Personal contact and trust are in our minds key elements in making your Mitzpe Ramon rappelling experience more pleasurable, and we will be happy to earn your confidence by answering any questions you may wish to ask about our business, about rappelling in general or about rappelling in Mitzpe Ramon in particular.
"An abseil/rappel is a controlled descent off a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope. "Abseil" is the normal term in the UK, whereas "Rappel" is used in the US.
This technique is used by climbers, mountaineers, cavers ... to descend cliffs or slopes when they are too steep and/or dangerous to descend without protection... To descend safely, abseilers use a variety of techniques to increase the friction on the rope to the point where it can be controlled comfortably... Practitioners choose a technique based on speed, safety, weight and other circumstantial concerns."
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