"Canyoning, a blessing in Aragon" on Arte (video at the end of the article)

On February 17, 2023 at 5:25 p.m., the Arte program “Invitation to travel” makes a stopover in the Sierra de Guara and focuses on its canyons and the pioneers who discovered them through the report “Canyoning, a blessing in Aragon” by Laurence Fleury.

Obsession Minérale - Escalade et canyoning à Rodellar et en Royans-Vercors
Interview with Caroline facing the Cuca de Bellosta in the Upper Mascun

The opportunity for the journalist to interview Caroline to talk about her father, Pierre Minvielle, explorer of many canyons in the region. He, with his team of the time (Jean-Marc Thuilleaux, Anne-Marie Minvielle, Bernard Grangé and others…) carried out for example the premieres of the Mascun Supérieur, the Rio Vero, the Choca (canyon preserved and prohibited NOW)…

Obsession Minérale - Escalade et canyoning à Rodellar et en Royans-Vercors
Shooting with Laurence Fleury

We warmly invite you to save the date to appreciate the beauties of the Sierra de Guara and understand the history of the exploration of its canyons.

The replay of the report is available below.

Caroline Minvielle


Passionate climber, I officially started climbing at the age of 6. The exterior and the mineral correspond to my ultimate aspirations. The playground is endless and the rock always has new subtleties to submit and puzzles to decode. I practice outdoor climbing in all its forms at a sustained level: from bouldering to multi-pitch in adventure terrain.

On the canyon side, my father, Pierre Minvielle, introduced me to it at a very young age around Rodellar, the place of his finest explorations. He gave me a taste for adventure and discovery and above all passed on his love for the Sierra de Guara.

Trained as an engineer, I decided to venture into the world of teaching and the transmission of knowledge by becoming a climbing and canyoning instructor in order to be able to share this passion that drives me and help those who wish to achieve their dreams.

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Maxime Poirier


I grew up far from the mountains, on an island in the middle of the Pacific and if my first ascents were those of coconut trees, I became passionate about climbing when I returned to France. Touch of everything, globetrotter and passionate about outdoor activities on all elements, I became a fan of thrilling sports such as highline, base-jump and canyoning.

For me, the mountains and these activities restore to us this capacity for admiration and wonder that modern existence can so easily evacuate. Live fully the happiness of the moment, the renunciation of living for tomorrow because today is enough.

My meeting with Caro will have finally sealed my destiny, here I am a climber, in love with the Vercors and the Sierra de Guara, ready to share my passion with those who wish.

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