A gorge separates Saas Fee and Saas Grund and for the adventurous types a descent of the gorge can be made with the mountain guides who will supply all the necessary safety equipment too. The so-called Gorge Alpin is a "Path" among air, water and rocks - there is no water contact.
Its starts from the entrance near the old glacier bridge in Saas Fee where we peered down into the gorge and saw the rock steps and narrow boards that begin the descent.. Steep rock walls are crossed via ladders, tree trunks and rocks. The most exciting parts are the "Tyrollonnes", rope lifts à la James Bond, sliding from one side of the gorge to the other, secured by a mountain guide. We gave this is a miss - its quite expesive at 100SFr for the whole gorge but it certainly looked interesting - night descents can also be made.