It was a wet Sunday morning but it did not deter us from going out rafting in the mighty Lütschine in the Swiss Alps.
After the safety briefings (in front of the local fire station) and the compulsory group photo, we headed down the river which was freezing at 6 Celsius.
First things first, push the raft down towards the river.
Starting below the Eiger North Face, the Lütschine did not disappoint with continuous class 3 rapids right from the start.
The scenery was beautiful despite the low clouds. Unfortunately we couldn’t see all the majestic mountains surrounding us.
We had to stop mid way and were driven further down the river as it was forbidden to raft a section of the river which was protected.
The river warmed up as we got closer towards Lake Brienz and a few of us bravely decided to test what it was like swimming in this river fed by the glacier. It was SO COLD. What a mistake. I couldn’t wait to get back on the raft.
Our guide told us to put our hand in the water to feel the difference in temperature of the water in the river versus the water in Lake Brienz. The lake was much warmer but I did not think so as I swum in the lake later on.
It was a fun day out with awesome work colleagues. My 4th experience rafting was however nothing in comparison to my third one in the Zambezi river near Victoria Falls.