Friday, May 29, 2015

Rappelling in Makhtesh Ramon


This instructor and those religious girls were about to go over the cliff of Makhtesh Ramon.

 Enlarge this photo with two separate clicks and you can see where they are headed.
It is just a ledge a few dozen meters down.
NOT the whole 500 meters down to the makhtesh floor.

There they go!

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority sign has all the instructions for this rappelling site
Even the number to call at the Visitors Center if you come across damaged clamps in the stone (!).

The ropes, the pack.
Oi, I'm glad it's not my kids down there.
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)


William Kendall said...

As a climber... I would love to do that!

cieldequimper said...

I'll pass. I'll just enjoy the view!

Come Away With Me said...

Brave girls!

Kay said...

Oh gosh! This is just the sort of thing Jon and Sarah would LOVE to do.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

What a challenge. But, I'll save it for someone else!


Birdman said...

I agree. I'll just 'drink in' the view.

VP said...

Glad for them, but I am too old for this...

crystal said...

Scary! Brave girls :)

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great views, but I prefer to travel by car...

Gerard Michaud said...

At my age I will enjoy the view : )