So we arrived at our final stop in Argentina, a city called Salta. Its the largest place we`ve stopped in since Rio so i took the opportunity to stock up on some clothing and essentials. Clothes on the road just arent lasting, plus the fact i didnt really have many to bring, you know me!! So highlight from Salta- We had heard that you could go canopy Zip wiring near by. That sound like fun, we thought. A nice ride through the trees. How wrong we were!!
We had to make a 1 1/2 hr bus journey to get there. It took us along some of the windiest roads ive ever expierienced. I dont get travel sick but even i was feelin queasy by the end. We got kitted up - full body harness, helmet and gloves - pìcs to follow, and headed off. When the bus stopped we were all a bit confused as there was not a tree in sight, only mountains. After some broken english from the instructor and much pointing upwards, we spotted the first wire, and realised this was going to be extreme. We would be zipping from mountain to mountain, over valleys and trees, 100 - 150 metres up!. And not only that, we had to climb the mountain, unaided to get to the start.
It was a scary climb on loose rocks and scaling huge bolders. At the top, my legs were shaking and we were all quite scared, but we were a group of 8 and we all helped each other out and supported each other. We hooked on and were shown the procedure and how to stop and what to do if you came to a hault half way along the line. Panic sprung to my mind!!. The practice run was reasonably short. The next wire was 350 metres long and was the first one to cross the valley. It was so scarey, but breath-taking. I couldnt believe what i was doing.
We completed 9 wires in total. Each time i got more and more relaxed and was able to take in the amazing setting. I had such a fantastic time. The photos are amazing. will get them on asap. Next stop Bolivia! x x