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Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43692
09/01/01 07:09 PM
09/01/01 07:09 PM
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bedford tx usa
rickcheri Offline OP
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Has anyone done this? Repell into the rain forest? Would like to our next trip, What part of BZ do they do this, who to go with, what to expect? Thanks....haven't made a trip inland for awhile, looking forward to it!!

Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43693
09/01/01 07:47 PM
09/01/01 07:47 PM
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Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Ian Anderson's Caves Branch lodge has a trip or two that includes rapeling (?) into sinkholes and such. Personally, I wouldn't do this unless there were a cold rum and tonic waiting at the bottom.

--Lan Sluder


Lan Sluder/Belize First
http://www.belizefirst.com
Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43694
09/01/01 09:19 PM
09/01/01 09:19 PM
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Sandshaker Offline
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Lan....YOU DRINK??????!!!!!

OMG!.....I think I almost saw a smile in that post...LOL [Linked Image]

I agree on the....going down a rope into a deep dark hole thing....LOL
Better be something REALLY good waiting at the bottom!
Or a pot of GOLD! [Linked Image]

Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43695
09/01/01 09:59 PM
09/01/01 09:59 PM
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oregon, spr
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we did it, 280 feet down the cliff...

i would have bet the farm my wife didn't go over that cliff, but she did! We thought we were going cave tubing, we didn't read the tour we were on!

a couple hour hike thru the woods, then an incredible rapel (sp?) off the cliff. then we spent quite some time going thru the caves at the bottom.

Ian's place is incredible also. see picks at: //AmbergrisCaye.com/pages/photos/378.html

and click thru a few pics, theres a dozen or so pages of pics....

we had my wife and I, and 4 teenagers, and none of us had rapelled before, and it was great...

Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43696
09/02/01 07:37 AM
09/02/01 07:37 AM
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bedford tx usa
rickcheri Offline OP
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rickcheri  Offline OP
thanks ya'll...Marty, did ya'll do Ian's, or with someone else>? Anybody else do this? And also have heard about one where you spend the night in the jungle?

Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43697
09/02/01 10:02 AM
09/02/01 10:02 AM
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Marty Offline

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Yes, we were with Ian. You mean where you spend the night in the caves? The 'honeymoon' tour? Was told some amazing stories about this one, I'd highly recommend it. Tony, who does the parasailing trip off Fido's dock, said it was the most amazing thing he has ever done. And the list of stuff he has done includes some pretty remarkable things!

They pack in everything one might need, bed, candles, food, feathers (tee hee), and there is a river you can swim in in the cave where you spend the night. sounds rad.

Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43698
09/02/01 12:12 PM
09/02/01 12:12 PM
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florida
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Try www.chriskukar.com/belize/ for some pictures and some young guys description of their visit. Takes a while to load so have some patience

Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43699
09/03/01 03:58 AM
09/03/01 03:58 AM
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St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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It only necessary at sunset or when the tradewinds stop.


Gone fishing!!
Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43700
09/03/01 09:23 AM
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bedford tx usa
rickcheri Offline OP
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rickcheri  Offline OP
Through who can we book the "honeymoon" trip? Does Ian do this one too?

Re: Repelling??? or is it rapelling? #43701
09/03/01 04:26 PM
09/03/01 04:26 PM
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KCBC....that is an awesome site....isn't it?
WELL DONE!
Had it bookmarked for a while now.

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