- Posted March 20, 2012 by
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Rappelling in Israel
Makhtesh Ramon is usually referred to as a crater, but it is not an impact crater from a meteorite, but rather a valley surrounded by steep walls and drained by a single riverbed. The world’s largest is in the Negev at Mitzpe Ramon.
A rappelling trek down the side of its steep cliffs is an awesome adventure. To up the ante on the thrill factor, hang upside down in a yoga backbend to see the desert floor become the sky and the sky become the earth.