Beginning of this sport reaches far past times, when there was a need for going far places in search for food. Ancient men never dreamed that their everyday fight for survival will be way of amusement today. Newer history of canyoning is associated with some event from late 19th century, when a mountain climber fell in narrow canyon filled with water and stayed alive.
Canyoning is in fact descending through riverbed downstream with or without equipment. Depending of difficulty of canyon, various equipement is used.
Descending through waterfalls with or without rope, climbing in rocks, squeezing through the narrow cracks, diving, jumping into water whirlpools are this sports activities. That's why there is no special equipment for it, but parts of equipment from other sports are used. Basic parts of equipment are helmet, descending belt and static rope and neoprene suit if water is cold. Depending of difficulty and expose, security weges are used during descending.
There are conditions in diferent places in Serbia for canyoning: Lazarev canyon, White Rzav, Brnjica creek, Zlot canyon that are relativlly easy and Tribuća (near Valjevo) i Piljski waterfalls (in Stara Mountain) that are difficult canyons.
Everybody can go in for canyoning (except claustrophobic people).
WITH GOOD GUIDES AND BASIC INFORMATIONS, THERE IS NO NEED FOR PRIOR KNOWLEDGE!
Canyoning is potentially danger activity. With good guides, everybody can go in for this sport, and can be great fun. Many man and vomen of diferent kinds and ages went through our canyons and nobody stayed indifferent. Try and convince yourself!
Those who want to go in for this sport INDEPENDENTLY, we recomend prior training by autorized personal and instructors.