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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
What is a 53er?
It might be helpful to explain what a 53er is and it has nothing to do with age!
A 53er is a hiker who is a member of the 52 Peak Club that has climbed/hiked all 52 Peaks around Las Vegas. List of all 52 the peaks.
Kasha is the 145th person to accomplish this feat. List of hikers who have climbed all 52 Peaks.
There are three main pieces of equipment a beginner needs to buy if they want to safely take up rappelling (Abseiling).
1. Harness - there are many different types of harnesses on the market. For beginners a simple canyoneering type harness is adequate for basic rappels.
The harness attaches your body to the rope with the help of a carabiner and a device.
Virtually all harnesses go around the person's waist via a waistbelt and has two leg loops. The hareness is secured with a buckle that the thin part of the waistbelt is threaded through.
You can get a basic harness for around $60.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV