Cascades Waterfall, Efate Island, Vanuatu - Dec. 2006
A rap jump is similar to a traditional
rappelling descent down a cliff but the main difference is that
the rap jump is done facing straight down!!
The waterfall was about 50 meters
(Over 150 feet) straight down. I believe the technique was developed
by commandos so that they can see where they are heading plus
it frees up one hand for them to carry a pistol and aim at enemy
targets on the way down.
Special thanks to Troy &
Zeak at Edge Adventures for getting me geared up