canyoneering


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An ‘extreme sport’ in which the participants slide, jump off boulders or rappel down rock faces through waterfalls into mountain streams that cut through a canyon, clad in wet suits, helmets, life jackets, and climbing harnesses, combining the skills of caving, climbing, rappelling, and ‘reading’ the river

canyoneering

Canyoning Sports medicine An 'extreme sport' in which the participants slide, jump or rappel down waterfalls and mountain streams through a canyon, clad in wetsuits, helmets, life jackets, and climbing harnesses, combining the skills of caving, climbing, rappeling, and 'reading' the river. See Extreme sport.
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Whether you're canyoneering, horseback riding, or sightseeing, thank your guide with a tip ($50 for a half-day excursion, or $100 for a full day is about right).
Arizona is like no other area for canyoneering because of our amazing geography.
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And for the adrenaline junkie, Nepal's extreme terrain lends itself to such sports as mountain biking, canyoneering, bungee jumping and whitewater rafting.
Excellent hiking (Zion National Park is nearby), rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, canyoneering, stargazing, and much more are available here, including a well-staffed Wellness Center, where health and nutrition consultations and personal workshops are conducted (a session with shaman healer Betina Lindsey is recommended).
The invite to sample four days of rock-climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and canyoneering in Scottsdale, Phoenix - with a little jaunt to somewhere called the Grand Canyon (just a big hole in the ground, according to one half-wit of a colleague) - warned it probably wasn't for the faint hearted.
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah, and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Madeira was fortified with extra alcohol by 18th century sailors to withstand extreme conditions, and this example is aged to an even tastier nutty flavor--appropriate for a guy who decided to go canyoneering alone.
Man canyoneering in Utah in 2003, pinned by falling boulder for five days, facing sure death, amputates forearm with dull knife to escape.
This fantastic prize includes flights, six nights staying in the heart of the Zion National Park in a traditional log cabin - car hire, a full day canyoneering experience where you will climb, abseil and scramble your way through some of the world's most impressive canyons, 30-minute rock climbing experience and travel insurance.
Mariah has explored the area with her dad in a new sport called canyoneering (kan-yun-EAR-ing) that includes hiking, climbing, swimming, and rafting.
The intention of this publication is to equip all level of canyoneers with the technical skills to enjoy canyoneering and avoid dangerous mistakes.