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An ‘extreme sport’ in which the participant climbs rock formations—including sheer rock faces—with or without ropes
Injury risk Abrasions, fractures, death

rock climbing

Sports medicine An 'extreme sport' in which the participant climbs rock formations, with or without ropes Injury risk Fractures, abrasions, death. See Extreme sports.
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She used to go canoeing in the Lake District, do rockclimbing and abseiling, as well as training with Durham Ladies Cricket Club.
HOT PURSUITS But the Peak District, where we were spending a long weekend, was a pleasantly screen-free zone, where days are spent on healthy outdoor pursuits: walking and riding, rockclimbing and caving.
From left: her Iranian mother Elie; husband Dan and Leyla; with daughter Ella in Geneva in 2007; her father Martin; rockclimbing in her gap year, 1995; Leyla directing on Bubbles; poster for her film Leyla Pope has just finished directing a short drama called ' Love Struck'' which has been broadcast on the BBC
The winning teams will complete nine stages of activities including hill running, rockclimbing, mountain-biking and canoeing.
Flying fish, fish that live on land and even some mad, adrenalinjunkie fish that have taken up rockclimbing to reach the top of a towering waterfall.
Adrenalin junkies will be all ears listening to Leo Houlding, a rockclimbing prodigy from Appleby in Cumbria, who recently out climbed Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson in his Audi to the top of a mountain.
The second sporting treat saw pupils visit the Epic Climbing Centre in Moseley, where the children were given rockclimbing lessons from a team of professional trainers.
When I was in the services I used to take lots of non- commissioned people and officers away on expeditions to Canada, doing things such as white water rafting, horse wilderness trekking as well as mountaineering, rockclimbing,canoeing.
Savvy cruise operators are offering children everything from waterslides and mini-golf to rockclimbing and teen nightclubs, along with the usual activity clubs.
A spokesman for rockclimbing group UK Climbing said: "Woody was a well known and universally loved character on the climbing scene.
TV WILDLIFE presenter Steve Backshall was recovering yesterday after breaking his back in a horrific rockclimbing accident.