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Jumping and Canyoning without knowing how to swim

Canyoning in Madeira and the power of overcoming is really what this post is all about.

Doing what you love (which we do) is one of the most beautiful and fantastic things.

And days like this make it extra unique and gratifying.

We recently had a group of guests from Germany, and one of them was Clifford.

Although highly reluctant to do the canyoning tour, he doesn’t know how to swim and has a slight phobia of aquatic environments.

Clifford went for it!

Canyoning involves a lot of overcoming yourself and your fears.

So it was crucial the initial conversation and briefings from our guides.

We explained the wet suit floating capabilities, besides all the ropes techniques and progression inside the canyoning.

The emphasis was to teach them how to work as a group and especially the specific techniques to deal with water obstacles safely.

As soon as we started the activity, we could see how special it would be.

The group committed to the task at hand, and Clifford showed us an incredible capability of overcoming.

Demonstrating clearly that “Fear is a reaction, courage is a decision” and jumping every single jump of this very aquatic canyoning.

He faced all the deepwater pools with such determination and spirit that left everyone in awe.

What a show that he put on!

If we had to sum up one word to describe this fantastic experience, it would be nothing less than EPIC.

These are the sort of things that give meaning to our companies name.

After the activity, we had to rename Clifford and give him a nickname, so he’ll be known as Cliff Jumper from now on.

Well done, guys. We hope to see you again and share another EPIC Canyoning adventure on Madeira Island.