Waterfall Rappelling Canyoneering Asheville North Carolina with Pura Vida.

Pura Vida Adventures owner and head guide Joe Moerschbaecher was  profiled in the January 2015 issue of Our State magazine. The article discuss his career guiding and developing the sport of waterfall rappelling and canyoneering in the Asheville North Carolina area.  Established in 2006 Pura Vida Adventures was the first company to bring guided waterfall rappelling canyoneering trips to the Asheville area. In addition Pura Vida was the first commercial guide service east of the Mississippi to become accredited by the American Canyoneering Association.

Waterfall Rappelling Canyoneering Asheville

Waterfall rappelling in North Carolina, Paradise Canyon

The article entitled Wild Thing: Making a Career Out of Canyoneering is written by adventure writer Graham Averill and features Paradise Canyon Pura Vida Adventures newest canyoneering trip, which was recently named by National Geographic online as one of the top 50 best Summer weekend adventures.  Graham’s story also mentions the various other adventures offered by Pura Vida.  The story also discusses the Geaux Pura Vida T-shirt, Tye Dyes, and the Grateful Dead. To read the full story visit Our State magazine.

Since establishing there canyoneering program in 2008 Pura Vida Adventures canyoneering and waterfall rappelling trips have twice been highlighted by National Geographic publication.  In addition we have done canyoneering and waterfall rappelling based film work for an episode of the Travel Channel’s Extreme Waterparks and filmed a commercial for US Cellular.

Pura Vida Adventures has also provided professional level canyoneering training for over a decade and has worked throughout the world training professional canyon guides and recreational canyoneers alike.


Pura Vida Adventures offers waterfall rappelling and canyoneering trips and instruction for everyone from beginner to advanced. To learn more about our various canyoneering and waterfall rappelling programs in the Asheville, Brevard, and Big Bradley area visit our waterfall rappelling and canyoneering page.