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  • n. A hybrid sport in which participants travel along a canyon using a variety of techniques that may include walking, climbing, jumping, abseiling, or swimming.

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  • Explornatura, a Turrialba tour operator, offers a half-dozen treks around the area ranging from "canyoning" (rappelling cliffs and waterfalls) to shooting the rapids in "duckies" (inflatable kayaks).

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  • The ravine is one of the world's most popular sites for "canyoning" (canyoneering is the American term), the new high-risk, high-thrill sport that combines rock climbing, hiking and white-water river running.

    A Wall Of Black Water

  • The small and popular site is surrounded by spectacular scenery, making it perfect for those with a spirit of adventure; activities on offer include canyoning, rock-climbing and horse-riding.

    Family camping in France

  • So for a few years it was activities (rafting, canyoning) and cities (they loved Amsterdam).

    Summer holidays: 10 of the best trips for couples

  • I would love to have experienced the canyoning as well as all the beaches and haggling.

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  • Its turquoise water is beautiful to behold ... but don't just stand and stare, that's boring, instead jump in and try kayaking, canyoning, whitewater rafting on a mixed activity holiday for families that also includes guided walks, mountain biking and half-board hotel accommodation.

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  • Today Maya and I went canyoning in the morning (called kloofing in SA) and then caving in the evening.

    They call it kloofing

  • The canyoning was in the Mac Mac River and was basically hiking down a riverbed in a wetsuit and helmet ...

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  • Here Wild Jordan offers stays in eco-chalets, with swimming and canyoning trips along river trails, but in winter the water is too dangerous, so we had to give it a miss.

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  • Winter meant we couldn't try the canyoning, but we mountain-biked between the sites, and took tea in Bedouin tents.

    Jordan's green crusade

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  • "Six high school students and a teacher have been killed by flash flooding in a national park in New Zealand. The group, from a school in Auckland, were taking part in an outdoor adventure course in the North Island's Tongariro National Park. Police said that they were swept away by rising river water after a sudden rain storm.
    A group of 12 people - 10 students, an instructor and a teacher - had been canyoning along an isolated gorge on Monday. Canyoning involves a combination of hiking, swimming and climbing along a river. The students had been wearing wet suits, life jackets and helmets."
    - 'Students killed in NZ flash flood', BBC website, 16 April 2008.

    April 16, 2008