Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.


The sport or recreational activity of hiking, biking, or boating through canyons, especially the sport of descending very narrow canyons by rock climbing, rappelling, and swimming. Also called canyoning.

can·yon·eer n.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Kalen was canyoneering in Zion National Park but needed no prodding when she emerged.
com)-- Although canyoneering is not new, it has been growing in popularity in the past few years.
Momentum organizes canyoneering trips to Southern Utah, and at the Sandy and Millcreek locations, climbers can sign up to receive top rope belay, lead belay and lead climb certifications.
ShoWare will power the ticketing for the daily walking tours for this cavern adventure expanding to the rappelling and canyoneering tours as well.
Ralston, an experienced outdoorsman, was canyoneering alone in the remote canyon when the mishap occurred.
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.
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.