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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.


a person who explores canyons
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Evan Jenkins, world-renowned canyoneer and guide, describes it as "one of the best canyons I've done in the world".
Evan Jenkins, worldrenowned canyoneer and guide, describes it as "one of the best canyons I've done in the world".
Also a successful canyoneer, Brigit's connection to Tristan is personal and vengeful.
It was the same story when it came to playing poet Allen Ginsberg in 2010's Howl ("His look and sound is very specific"), but with 127 Hours, the 2010 film which told the story trapped canyoneer Aron Ralston, who ended up cutting off his own arm after becoming trapped by a rock, director Danny Boyle didn't want Ralston on set every day.
"There have been no serious attempts to get rid of motors on the river since the Hatch Amendment of 1980," says Jeff Ingram, a 78-year-old veteran canyoneer and river runner who has been a canyon watchdog for much of his life..
He remembered in his essay, "My 40 Years as a Grand Canyoneer," that he had "belonged to the Grand Canyon ever since, possessing and possessed by the spirit of the place." Because of Desert Solitaire, most readers associate him with Arches and Canyonlands.
(Fisher pulled the numbers off the contour lines on a topographical map rather than performing on-site calculations.) A leading canyoneer and director of Wilderness Research Expeditions in Tucson, Arizona, Fisher found the Susisa during a 1997 trip to Bolivia.
All you have to do is tell us - James Franco who stars in, Oz The Great And Powerful, also played Aron Ralston, the real-life canyoneer who became trapped by a boulder in an isolated canyon, in which film by Danny Boyle?
However, it also offers resources for mountain climbers, canyoneers, and bikers, as well as those engaging in water and snow sports.
Killin Outdoor: Canyoning Dressed in a wetsuit, canyoneers descend rivers and waterfalls as if in a natural playground.