Himachal Pradesh is a popular tourist destination, and every year, millions of tourists from all parts of the world visit Himachal Pradesh to spend some peaceful time in this beautiful valley surrounded by lush green forests and snow-capped mountains. But recently, the beautiful tourist spot has become an adventure hub for those driven by the feeling of an adrenaline rush, and there are many resorts in Himachal Pradesh that offer several exciting adventure activities for their guests. One such activity that’s popular here is rappelling. If you too are an adventure junkie who has been longing to experience the rappelling fun in Himachal, you must go through this post that lists five rappelling tips you must follow for a safe rappelling experience.
Know how to Tie the Ropes
The first thing that you need to remember is to learn tie the rope. Make sure you tie the ropes tight enough to avoid any dangers when rappelling down. Always opt for doubled single rope as it doesn’t untie easily and you will stay safe when rappelling down. To avoid any accident, make sure the ropes not too old.
Double Check the Knots
Before you start rappelling, double check the knots for your safety. Also, make sure that the ropes are threaded through the rappel device. Make sure that the anchors, knots, bolts and all the other devices are in place for a safe rappelling experience.
Check the Anchors
Check the anchors and make sure you don’t have any problem using them. The anchor should be created on a tree or a large rock so that you don’t face any problem under a heavy body weight. Check the bolts of the anchors and don’t use old bolts as it may prove to be dangerous.
Know Your Rappelling Devices
Having a basic knowledge of the rappelling devices is a must. Make sure that you practice making a rappel with the help of an experienced person or your instructor so that you know how to use the devices.
Tie Knots at the Right Place
Tie the knots at the end of the rope. Even if you are rappelling on thin icy rope during winter, ensure that you tie knots. You can tie a knot which looks similar to the figure 8 or any other way which makes you comfortable. However, don’t make the mistake of tying the rope together as they will start opening when you rappel.
Last Few Words
Himachal Pradesh is famous for rappelling and you must experience this adventure sport at least once in your lifetime. If you are looking for a resort in Himachal Pradesh that offers adventure activities such as rappelling, mountain biking and hiking, book your stay at Rakkh. To make a booking, fill out our contact form or simply call L: 0124-4908-616/ M: + 91 8800409567 or +91 9816999300.