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  • n. Canyoning, a hybrid outdoor sport involving the traversal of river canyons.


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  • It looks like the Blue Mountains are a great place for backpacking, hiking and canyoning "canyoneering" to us in the US.

    July 2009

  • They told officials a 'canyoneering' guide indicated the hike could be completed in about 16 hours, but rescue personnel said the hike should be allowed at least two to three days to complete.


  • One entertaining report was of the 2003 misadventure of 18-year-old Graham Becherer-Bailey, whose "canyoneering" adventure culminated in the curious decision to climb hand-over-hand down a giant cliff next to a waterfall in Tanaya Canyon in an extremely remote area.

  • Welcome to the extreme sport of kloofing, South Africa's ramped-up version of canyoneering.

    Between a Rock and a Waterfall

  • In other countries, including the U.S., kloofing is known as "canyoneering."

    Between a Rock and a Waterfall

  • In South Africa, the sandstone domes and verdant scrubland give kloofing, a ramped-up version of canyoneering, its own natural draws.

    Up and Down Canyons

  • The Danny Boyle flick 127 Hours, about the guy who had to saw off his own arm with a pen knife after getting it trapped under a boulder, will highlight the stunning scenery of Utah's remote Blue John Canyon, famous for its narrow slots, potholes and canyoneering challenges.

    On the trail of Hunter S Thompson in Puerto Rico

  • Even at its gentlest, canyoneering can be unpredictably dangerous.

    A Wall Of Black Water

  • 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 following day Teresa and I skip the next canyoneering adventure.

    Canyoneering Heaven


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