can·​yon·​eer·​ing | \ ˌkan-yə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce canyoneering (audio) \

Definition of canyoneering

: the sport of exploring canyons (as by climbing, rappelling, or rafting)

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canyoneer \ ˌkan-​yə-​ˈnir How to pronounce canyoneer (audio) \ noun

Examples of canyoneering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sixty-six teams from 30 countries competed in the race, which required paddling, canyoneering, sailing, climbing, swimming, mountain biking, building rafts, grabbing medallions and other skills. Tracy Swartz,, "Meet the Illinois athletes on the all-Black adventure racing team that’s featured on a new Amazon series," 11 Aug. 2020 Climbing, canyoneering and overnight backpacking are forbidden. Jim Morrison, Smithsonian Magazine, "The ‘New Normal’ of Visiting America’s National Parks," 12 June 2020 Overnight backpacking, climbing and canyoneering, campgrounds, visitor centers, and museums and permit applications will not be open. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Zion National Park Is Partially Reopening to the Public This Week (Video)," 12 May 2020 Adventure Elopements The Drawhorns are part of a trend in the West of young couples specializing in photographing elopements that sometimes require rock climbing, kayaking or canyoneering skills to get to the location of the wedding. Lois Smith Brady, New York Times, "An Unexpected Path Leads to a Fresh Start," 31 Jan. 2020 Areas like Oman’s Wadi Bani Awf region, long known for its canyoneering adventures, could become too hot to visit, while Morocco’s multi-day 156-mile Marathon des Sables, already touted as the world’s toughest footrace, might become impossible. Andrew Lewis, Outside Online, "Climate Change Is Transforming Wilderness Exploration," 20 Jan. 2020 Then join experienced guides to try out canyoneering, an exhilarating experience that combines rappelling, climbing, and watersliding through deep gorges. National Geographic, "Swiss and French Alps Expedition: Mountain Adventure," 15 Sep. 2019 Set off on an Alpine journey from the foot of the Jungfrau to the crooked peak of the Matterhorn, and explore in myriad ways: by zip line, mountain bike, or canyoneering. National Geographic, "Swiss and French Alps Expedition: Mountain Adventure," 15 Sep. 2019 Prepare to don a hard-hat during the rope-heavy canyoneering, but feel free to take it off during the off-trail hiking. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Places to Go for Father's Day," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of canyoneering

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Canyoneering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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